KIRSTY'S BOY looks the pick at the weights, though before getting carried away this trip is not ideal, while Tuscan King has no issues on that score and looks the danger. The latter has already got a course and distance win to his name, having scored in a seller last time. Generally a consistent sort, he can be relied upon to give his running and he is respected. Sunrise Lyric is interesting now switching to this grade from maiden company and she should also appreciate the step up in trip, so a market check is strongly advised. Ant Music gets this far and ran reasonably well on his sole previous start here, while Broughtons Swinger looks to have too much to do and preference is for Kirsty's Boy. Stan Moore's gelding has won twice here over 7f, a trip that appears to be his optimum. However, he did perform well enough on his only previous try over a mile to suggest that, with at least 10lbs in hand here, he can win today.
Tuscan King 4-9fav (9-5) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol beating Underworld Dandy (9-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Ant Music (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched left and effort over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 14l behind Demonstrative (9-4) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Kirsty's Boy (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Made all, joined from over 3f out, driven over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Minortransgression (9-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Sunrise Lyric (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 4l behind Il Forno (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Broughtons Swinger 33-1 (8-12) Held up, hard driven over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 7l behind Dream On Buddy (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.