Uprise drops back in trip on his return to action and handicap debut. A third at Leicester in September was his best effort of last year and he may well figure but BARTOLOMEU makes more appeal. He just held on over 7f at Lingfield recently to lose his maiden tag but further progress is expected today. Adranian remains 3lb higher than his victory here in January, though did go very close at Kempton last month, while Kyleakin Lass scored at the same track in December but has a 6lb rise to contend with on her reappearance. Homeward Strut should be thereabouts again without being quite good enough.
Jinker Noble 12-1 (8-8) In touch on outside, ridden hung left and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 14l behind Es Que Love (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bartolomeu 4-6fav (8-12) Keen made all, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, driven and all out, won at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Jack Of Diamonds (8-12) by hd, 5 ran.
Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Fourth Of June (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Kyleakin Lass 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders on rail, effort on inside over 1f out, ran on to lead final 140 yards, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Sonko (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Adranian (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Led, ridden clear over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 4, nk behind Marford Missile (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Monnoyer 4-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 5l behind Adranian (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 21l behind Mince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Al's Memory (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, 6th of 7, 37l behind Takeitfromalady (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Nov.
Uprise 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, led briefly approaching final 3f, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Bonfire (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Barolo Top (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Held up in last, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Hazzard County (9-9) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Blodwen Abbey 8-1 (9-5) Awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Bookiesindexdotnet (8-8) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Ghost Train (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Led, switched to stand side rail halfway, headed over 1f out, soon lost place, 5th of 6, 4l behind Fourth Of June (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Homeward Strut 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Mayo Lad (9-10) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.