Plenty with claims in this including Al's Memory who was all out to land a double over 7f at Lingfield last time. Avertis has also won his last two starts at the same track but over a mile and Toga Tiger hasn't stopped improving yet judged on his latest win at Wolverhampton. Storm Runner continues to run well and Haftohaf had Red Somerset behind when third over C&D last time. Light From Mars is yet another to consider but a tentative vote goes the way of ANGELIC UPSTART, who has been running well without success in tougher handicaps than this and has a first-time visor and a 7lb claimer helping his cause today.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Al's Memory (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Paperetto (8-9) by hd, 8 ran.
Light From Mars 10-1 (9-5) In touch in 5th, headway on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Red Somerset (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Haftohaf 10-11fav (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden and carried right when every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Avertis 6-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Stormbound (9-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Summerinthecity (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Diplomatic (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in last pair, ridden on outside 3f out, soon unable to quicken, plugged on inside final furlong, last of 7, 5l behind Whispering Warrior (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Storm Runner (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.