Majestic Timeline made a successful raid across from Ireland when beating Rightcar, Love Club and Miserere Mei last month. He steps up a grade for this, however, while Imjin River has finished ahead of both Russian Bullet and Nine Before Ten recently and he should be in the mix again. ALMATY EXPRESS won twice here last season and his total of course wins now stands at an incredible 17. Back on a winning mark and posting a better effort here on his latest start, John Weymes' veteran looks set to add to that figure and gets the nod.
Imjin River (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) In touch, ridden halfway, headway between horses approaching final furlong, soon every chance, chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Shawkantango (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Russian Bullet 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Danziger (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Nine Before Ten (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Shawkantango (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Almaty Express 4-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, ran on, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Rise To Glory (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Majestic Timeline (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar beating Ches Jicaro (9-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Rightcar 10-3 (8-9) Reared start, held up in rear, headway on inside to chase leaders over 1f out, faded and lost places towards finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mambo Spirit (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Greenhead High (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Mar.
Poyle Todream 50-1 (9-13) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Silca's Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Love Club 11-1 (9-4) Went right start, led until over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 12, 1l behind Majestic Timeline (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.