Patience has ran out with Bert The Alert, who has returned a losing favourite on his last three starts. He was only beaten a short-head here last time but ARLEY HALL looks a safer proposition. Brian Ellison's filly ended the Flat season with victory at Redcar in November and is unexposed on the Polytrack. Honey Of A Kitten won over a mile here earlier this month but has a bit to find on today's terms as does Yourinthewill, who hasn't looked like winning since scoring at Wolverhampton over a year ago.
Bert The Alert 4-6fav (9-9) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Resplendent Alpha (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Yourinthewill (USA) 28-1 (10-1) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 5l behind Teide Peak (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Arley Hall 7-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader until over 6f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) hvy in Nov beating Priestley's Reward (8-13) by 5l, 6 ran.