Ask The Guru is up 4lb for last month's win at Lingfield where he beat The Dandy Yank and Pearl Noir. He should be thereabouts once again but PICANSORT is preferred. The latter drops in class for this having slipped down the weights and a repeat of his earlier second in a claimer to Tarooq, rated 98, will see him bang there at the finish. Triple Dream has also tumbled down the handicap and makes more appeal than Alpha Delta Whisky if back to his best.
Picansort 6-1 (9-1) Dwelt, raced wide, held up, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Brother Tiger (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 6, 8l behind Arctic Lynx (9-6) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ginzan 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 9l behind Pharoh Jake (8-10) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Pearl Noir 7-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ask The Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Triple Dream 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Alpha Delta Whisky 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Quality Art (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5).
Ask The Guru 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, stayed on, ridden out, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Boxing Shadows (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.