PURCELL made a winning return over course and distance last month. Oisin Murphy keeps the winning partnership intact and Andrew Balding's charge can go in again. Forceful Appeal should go well but has a bit to make up with the selection while Stonefield Flyer is upped in class off a higher mark after scoring at Kempton. Nassau Storm scored here in January and looks next best, although Talented Kid is relatively lightly-raced and faced a stiffer task behind George Guru on his comeback here in February.
Purcell (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, headway over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, led narrowly and edged left inside final furlong, ridden hung left and bumped 2nd near line, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating Brownsea Brink (9-6) by hd, 9 ran.
Piscean (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 20l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Talented Kid 8-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind George Guru (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol in Feb.
Stonefield Flyer 6-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Jay Bee Blue (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Held up off the pace in 7th, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Purcell (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Born To Surprise 25-1 (9-6) Slowly away, in rear and keen, headway over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 13th of 22, 17l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Nassau Storm 7-4fav (9-6) Switched left start, towards rear, headway and not clear run 2f out, effort and switched right entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Firmdecisions (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Zacynthus (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 20l behind Chookie Royale (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Oct.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, headway on wide outside to chase leaders 6f out, led 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on well until headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 4th final 50 yards, 6th of 10, 4l behind Sirius Prospect (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.