Dimitar popped-up at 16/1 a fortnight ago and has won off today's higher mark before. He should go well again but it could be the turn of RUSSIAN ICE in this. The latter has been threatening a return to winning ways and can go one better after finishing runner-up over track and trip last month. Athletic is another with claims only 2lb higher than when scoring here in August while Shifting Star finished a length ahead of Presumido when second at Lingfield last month and can also figure.
Emperor Julius (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders 5f, 11th of 12, 10l behind Fab Lolly (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Dimitar (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Raced keenly and held up in mid-division, headway on outside and edged left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hung left, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Conry (8-11) by 1l, 12 ran.
Intomist (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 5l behind Commissar (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Russian Ice 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Kakapuka (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) (9-4) 8th of 0, well behind Zarras (9-4) at St Moritz(SWI) 1m cnd stks (4yo+) pol in Feb.
Nelson Quay (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Athletic 6-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place close home, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Presumido (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Shifting Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on, 4th of 10, 2l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, last pair, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th final 50 yards, no threat, 4th of 10, 5l behind Strong Man (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Teen Ager (FR) 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Volito (8-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.