Farmleigh House has been in terrific form winning twice in Ireland before launching a successful raid over track and trip last month. He looks sure to figure as he beat last year's third Fratellino on his latest outing while last year's runner-up, Capone, has plenty to find with Piscean. The latter scored over 5f at Wolverhampton on his penultimate start when just ahead of YORK GLORY, but Kevin Ryan's sprinter was having his first start since November and is fancied to reverse running over today's extra furlong. Ladies Are Forever found one too good in a Listed event here in November and it could be a similar story today.
Capone (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, chased leading trio, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Piscean (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan beating Whaileyy (9-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Fratellino 12-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 1l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Piscean (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 10, hd behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Swiss Cross 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 4l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
York Glory (USA) 4-5fav (9-2) Chased leading pair, headway on inside to lead 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Piscean (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Close up, effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Triple Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ladies Are Forever 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, hampered over 4f out, switched to outer, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Ballista (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.