Although not quite best in at the weights in this seller RAVI RIVER is on top form and we think that the David Evans runner can land a hat-trick ahead of Lastkingofscotland and Wrighty Almighty. The pick has won his last two races both at this level and last time suggested he's worth another try over this trip. His on-form yard do well in these types of races and in this mood he should be going in again. Lastkingofscotland is marginally favoured at the weights and ran well at this level to only just beaten by the re-opposing Wrighty Almighty two starts ago but on these terms that form should be over turned. Wrighty Almighty, then, may have to build on that last run to reconfirm that last effort but he'd be dangerous to rule out while Hip Hip Hooray's in with a claim at the weights and after a placed effort against comparable opposition last time. This looks competitive but with on top form we choose Ravi River.
Ravi River (IRE) 11-8fav (10-0) Towards rear, headway 4f out to chase leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Feb beating Waterloo Dock (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Wrighty Almighty (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ran wide into straight 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Feb beating Lastkingofscotland (8-13) by ns, 8 ran.
Kaballero (GER) 11-4fav (9-8) Mid-division when stumbled and fell 4f out, in a race won by Inquisitress (8-5) at Kempton 1m app hcp (5) pol in Jul '08, 12 ran.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leader, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 11, 3l behind Charlie Smirke (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Whisky Jack 25-1 (9-11) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, soon pressing winner, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Caprio (9-12) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Hip Hip Hooray 4-1 (8-9) In touch, headway to chase leading pair approaching final furlong, pressed for 2nd near finish, no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Hold The Bucks (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Spin Sister 50-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, soon tailed off and eased, 11th of 13, dis behind My Les (8-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Kilkenny Bay 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 26l behind Invisible Man (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Red Current 14-1 (8-10) Held up, headway 6f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Machinate (8-12) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.