Piccolo Mondo ran a big race at Kempton last time considering it was his first start since 2010. He'll be thereabouts with a similar effort but ROCK ANTHEM is preferred. The latter finished a close-up fourth on his latest start in better company than this and can bring a long losing run to an end off his current mark. Indian Violet is another threatening to get his head back in front, though he's 6lb higher than February's win over track and trip when he beat the re-opposing Strategic Action three lengths. Bold Ring also made the frame over 7f here last week and looks best of the rest.
Piccolo Mondo 12-1 (9-7) Chased leader 3f, chased leading pair, went 2nd again over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out, kept on pressing for 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up in last trio, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leading trio, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Breakheart (8-3) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Strategic Action (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort on outside 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Indian Violet (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Indian Violet (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In rear, headway 2f out, effort entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Archelao (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Bold Ring 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Zammy 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 9l behind Sandy Lane (9-0) at Lingfield 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Custom House (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led, headed 5f out, led again over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Qeethaara (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.