Mirth disappointed last time and stablemate Conversing makes more appeal after posting a better effort over 1m2f under today's jockey, Silvestre De Sousa. Handiwork will have his supporters on the back of a second at Lingfield when stepped up to today's trip and Autrisk should also appreciate this greater test of stamina. MIGHTY THOR has improved with every start and belied odds of 50/1 to finish fourth at Lingfield last time. With further progress expected on his handicap debut, Simon Dow's colt gets the nod. Brick Rising may also do better for the extra distance and looks best of the rest.
Poetic Verse 25-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, steady headway over 3f out, switched right to outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, sustained run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Edwyn Ralph (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tebbit (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt pushed along early in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 4l behind Hidden Link (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Mirth 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 20l behind Masaadr (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Brick Rising 10-1 (9-5) Went right start, keen early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Gabrial The Duke (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Autrisk (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 9l behind Premium (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mighty Thor 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until 8f out, tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Masaadr (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Handiwork 4-6fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 1f, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and hung right inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Rainford Glory (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Conversing (USA) 5-2 (8-13) Went slightly left start, soon pressing leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held by front pair, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Silver Fawn (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.