Three of these look to have leading claims. Next Cry is the most exposed of the trio but scored over today's trip at Lingfield before running into a place over a longer distance at the same track last time. Ed De Gas also won at Lingfield on his debut last month and there should be more to come from him but KOKO LOCA is given another chance. She found only the progressive Emmuska too good on her handicap bow over a mile in November when giving the impression today's longer trip would suit so gets the nod. Bounty Seeker has won over 7f here and makes most appeal of the remainder on his reappearance.
Bounty Seeker (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Led to 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 11l behind Venetian View (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Ed De Gas 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, good headway 2f out, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, soon drew clear easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb beating Gabrial The Hero (9-3) by 2l, 7 ran.
Next Cry (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leaders, short of room on inside entering final 2f, effort inside final furlong, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Quixote (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Koko Loca (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance when edged left inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Emmuska (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Keen soon tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led briefly 1f out, weakened towards fiinish, 6th of 8, 6l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ma Kellys (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 7l behind Al Freej (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Excellent News (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.