PICK OF ANY seems an aptly-named choice in a low grade lottery. He’s tumbled down the weights and showed a bit more for Mike Appleby’s in-form yard when third at Kempton last time. Prince of Time is usually thereabouts but still searching for a first win while Lizzy's Dream has been getting nearer over 5f recently and is closely matched with Presto Boy on earlier running at Kempton. National Service and Tasaaboq won here last year and have both dropped back to winning marks.
Pick Of Any (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up and behind, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went never nearer 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Whaleweigh Station (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Ocotillo (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden on inside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Menelik (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Ambitious Boy 14-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Lady Bacchus (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Whispering Soul (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Topsoil (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Mr Chuckles (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14 1/4l behind Pushkin Museum (11-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Nefetari 33-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Scuzeme (8-13) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
National Service (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Tracking leaders when hampered on inside after 1f, effort on inner over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Whaleweigh Station (9-9) at Kempton 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Rat Catcher (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Reared start and missed break badly, always behind, 8th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Teepee Time (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Lizzy's Dream 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, switched right over 1f out, not pace of leaders inside final 75 yards, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Teepee Time (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Presto Boy 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, just failed to get 3rd, unable to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Swendab (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Feb.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Times In Anatefka (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Prince of Time 14-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Bounty Pursuit (10-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Tasaaboq 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, switched right inside final 2f, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Menelik (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.