ATHENIAN scored at Wolverhampton before going close again behind Eton Rifles in Listed company in France last week. She gets the vote ahead of Lancelot Du Lac, third in a Listed race over track and trip last time with Tiddliwinks and Fratellino behind. Both Love Island and La Fortunata look high enough in the weights, but Picture Dealer could figure on his latest fourth in the Ayr Silver Cup and Peace Seeker is not out of this off his current mark either.
Tiddliwinks 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, carried right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Valbchek (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 10-1 (9-2) In rear, headway on outer approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Valbchek (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Fratellino 33-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Valbchek (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
La Fortunata 40-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Mince (8-13) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Love Island 9-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Perfect Pasture (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Hurry Up George 5-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov '12.
Picture Dealer 28-1 (9-2) Towards rear stand side group, headway and not much room over 1f out and again inside final furlong, kept on to take 4th place towards finish, 4th of 27, 1 3/4l behind Ancient Cross (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Athenian (IRE) (8-8) 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Eton Rifles (8-11) at Fontainebleau(FR) 6f stks sft.
Peace Seeker 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.