Bertie Blue Boy has beaten several of these in the process of rattling up a hat-trick of course and distance wins. Annes Rocket and RESONARE were among his victims last month but both re-oppose on much better terms today and the latter can take his revenge. Sea Soldier and Black Truffle have more to find if they're to reverse recent running with Bertie Blu Boy but Lutine Charlie went close at Wolverhampton last time with Piccolo Express well beaten and he can figure once again. Littlecote Lady has been running well over 6f and is back on a winning mark but Foie Gras could have been better drawn.
Foie Gras 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind New Rich (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bertie Blu Boy 5-2fav (9-3) Led, quickened clear 3f out, hard ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Ghost Train (9-4) by 1l, 13 ran.
Vermuyden 33-1 (10-0) Led until over 7f out, chased leader, pushed along and lost 2nd 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Dubawi Light (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Resonare 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 9, 9l behind Multitask (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly away, took keen hold and held up towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 11, 14l behind Pearl Ransom (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Black Truffle 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Until Midnight (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Led, headed narrowly over 6f out, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Goal (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, edged right, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Amazing Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Warbond 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Pearl Ransom (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Piccolo Express 14-1 (9-3) Awkward start, mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Amazing Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Indus Valley (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Keen hold towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 9l behind Spellmaker (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Littlecote Lady 12-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Street Power (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Rutterkin (USA) 7-2fav (8-12) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Art Dzeko (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.