The return to this trip and track can see DREAM OF FORTUNE finish in front, while Templetuohy Max will be a threat. The selection hung away its chance at Lingfield last time over further than this, but had previously run very well over course and distance behind Spectait. He looked happy enough here that day and is a consistent enough performer, so he can gain due reward this afternoon. Templetuohy Max will have plenty of supporters and loves it here, with two wins from his last three starts. There is no doubt he can be a major player, but a 5lb rise for his latest win may now find him out. Stand Guard is 2lbs worse off with the selection for half-a-length when the pair last met, so clearly it is set to be close between them again, but he does prefer Kempton. Just Bond and Count Trevisio are badly handicapped now and Kestrel Cross looks a more likely proposition, though Princess Cocoa should have the beating off all that trio from today's mark and after a recent pipe opener. She is capable of making the frame, but Dream Of Fortune is taken to win it.
Count Trevisio (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened quickly from 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Harald Bluetooth (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jan.
Stand Guard 11-4fav (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Confidentiality (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Just Bond (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out and in touch, soon ridden, no impression final 2f, weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Den's Gift (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to dispute lead over 1f out, every chance when wandered in front, soon headed, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Confidentiality (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Princess Cocoa (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Led 2f, stayed on tracking leader to over 2f out, no extra, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Confidentiality (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Kestrel Cross (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway and outside 2f out, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Folio (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Templetuohy Max (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead near finish, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Formidable Guest (8-12) by 1/2l, 13 ran.