Alpha Tauri has recorded all four victories to date over 7f at this track, including a six-length win earlier this month. He looks likely to make another bold bid from the front but THE LOCK MASTER is good enough to catch him if back to his best. He gave notice of that last time when third at Nottingham and the C&D winner may find today's contest panning out to his advantage. Bold Marc won a claimer here last month and could figure while Standpoint has gone close on the surface before and is not out of it either.
Standpoint 11-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Handheld (8-11) won at Deauville Midi(FR) 6f 3yo stks fbs in Dec '10 beating Miss Spinamix (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Eastern Hills 22-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 43l behind Capaill Liath (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
The Lock Master (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway 4f out, chased leader 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Made all, clear from 4f out, unchallenged, eased towards finish, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Beachwood Bay (8-4) by 6l, 11 ran.
Bold Marc (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leader and clear with leader after after 2f, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Myboyalfie (USA) 11-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 7l behind Highland Colori (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
On The Cusp (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Legal Legacy (9-3) at Lingfield 1m clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
All Right Now 11-2 (8-9) Chased leaders 5f, 9th of 14, 17l behind Ibiza Sunset (9-0) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
McConnell (USA) 12-1 (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final 3f, 8th of 9, 24l behind Byrd In Hand (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.