PICTURE DEALER has been placed on his last couple of starts and this looks less competitive. He finished ahead of Clear Praise on the Turf at Lingfield on his penultimate start and is just preferred to Alnoomaas. The latter has also been threatening to get his head back in front of late and can race off the same mark as when third at Windsor last time. Indian Affair beat Buy Art, who runs in the previous race, at Lingfield on his latest outing but steps up a grade for this.
Picture Dealer 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, driven on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home and finished well, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mount Hollow 25-1 (8-10) Outpaced and always towards rear, 11th of 15, 14l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lunar Deity 10-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 7l behind Azrael (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Minalisa 10-1 (8-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Dick Bos (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on wide outside 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind O'Gorman (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Clear Praise (USA) 17-2 (9-9) In touch, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, stayed on to 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Clear Spring (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Ambitious Boy 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway far side 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 10th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Muarrab (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Dark Lane 33-1 (8-8) Reared in stalls, outpaced in rear, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 8l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Indian Affair 3-1 (9-2) With leader, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Buy Art (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.