Sound Advice scored by six lengths at Southwell a week ago. He has obvious claims if reproducing that effort back on the Polytrack. High Time Too and Liberty Jack have both beaten Mr Red Clubs recently with the former preferred on collateral form. Hugo Palmer's charge can go close again with Ryan Moore keeping the winning partnership intact although he does have to reverse earlier running with Club House. The latter also has a recent verdict over Swift Cedar, but away from the connected lines of form, LOVE EXCEL returns to action. He got off the mark with the minimum of fuss at Wolverhampton in December and there looks much more to come from Charlie Hills' colt.
Sound Advice 6-4fav (9-6) Made most, 3 lengths clear entering final 3f, increased lead over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Mar beating My Son Max (9-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Subtle Knife 25-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division on inside, headway and switched right entering final 2f, chased leaders over 1f out, edged right and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Silverheels (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Jay Bee Blue 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on insid eover 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Silverheels (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Love Excel Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, clear 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Ex Ex (9-5) by 4l, 5 ran.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway to go mid-division over 3f out, led 1f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Tigers Tale (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
High Time Too (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, edged right and ridden out to hold on in closing stages, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Mr Red Clubs (9-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Club House (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tenor (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Raced wide in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Club House (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Spirit Rider (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt and soon pushed along in rear, last of 8, 17l behind Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.