The maiden Fintech is back in the right grade but others look better treated. Presence Process was beaten by Karam Albaari over 1m2f here in January and is 3lb worse off but he’s got his act together reverting to a mile and may well turn the tables. Luxford has been racing over further but won twice over this trip at Brighton last year and Big Amigo wasn’t winning out of turn over track and trip eight days ago. KAFEEL came within a neck of completing his hat-trick here last time. He’s been done no favours by a further 2lb rise but can pick up the winning thread again reunited with Adam Kirby. Rivers Of Asia is now 0-19 and worth opposing again, despite first-time cheekpieces.
Kafeel (USA) 6-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed narrowly towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind First Experience (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Shifting Star (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Led, joined 2f out, soon ridden and headed, chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Happy Escape (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Fintech (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Mullarkey (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Spiritual Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, not clear run briefly over 2f out, soon struggling, 13th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Pivotal Flame (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Presence Process 7-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Aye Aye Skipper (8-8) by 1l, 10 ran.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Pivotal Flame (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Luxford 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Pivotal Flame (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
License To Thrill (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Frozen Lake (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Baby Gal 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 10l behind Magic Mirror (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Big Amigo (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Awkwardly away, held up and behind, good headway on outside chasing leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Bloodsweatandtears (9-11) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Rivers Of Asia 2-1fav (9-11) Started slowly, off the pace in last trio, ridden and headway between horses over 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, just missed 2nd, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Ravenhoe (9-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Exspectation (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Karam Albaari (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jan.