April Fool bids for his hat-trick but looks unlikely to get his own way up front with I Confess, Florio Vincitore and Kipchak in the field. That quartet could end up cutting each others throats for the lead and play into the hands of STOPPERS. He caught the eye on his recent return to action with a staying on fourth behind Yes Chef over C&D and Robert Mills' unexposed gelding can open his account here. The race could also pan out in Super Frank's favour and a bold bid looks likely from him.
Aviso (GER) 8-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind April Fool (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Running Mate (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Dancing Freddy (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Florio Vincitore (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Made most, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cwmni (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Maze (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pulled hard, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 13l behind Gallantry (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
April Fool 7-2 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, driven out, won at Kempton 1m clm stks 0-75 (5) pol beating Having A Ball (8-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Dwelt, pulled hard in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind I Confess (7-11) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan.
Kipchak (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Walked to post, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Hinton Admiral (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.
I Confess 6-1 (7-11) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Hinton Admiral (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.
Stoppers (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat to leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Yes Chef (9-12) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Super Frank (IRE) Evensfav (8-3) Slowly into stride, driven to chase leaders, switched inside and effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Italian Tom (9-3) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.