The hat-trick seeking Art History has picked up a penalty for his recent win at Beverley but is clearly on the upgrade and preferred to stablemate Golden Hinde on this occasion. Amwell Pinot had Angelic Upstart behind when successful at Wolverhampton last month but was well beaten off this mark at Kempton subsequently while Casual Mover probably didn't beat much at Lingfield on his debut and races from out of the handicap proper here. Labarinto and Glencadam Gold are both capable of improvement this year and shouldn't be discounted but Luca Cumani's POPLIN, an excellent third over a mile here in September, is sure to be suited by longer distances this season and could be the one to beat today.
Amwell Pinot 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, joined leader from over 2f out, driven over 1f out, staying on same pace when hampered near finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Tinkertown (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Sergeant Ablett (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind centre, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 16th of 27, 9l behind Fury (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Poplin 7-1 (9-1) Raced center, in touch, ridden to press winner and every chance from over 1f out, not quick near finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Mariachi Man (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Labarinto 3-1 (8-11) Always prominent, switched left 2f out, soon ridden and edged right, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep beating Cadore (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Golden Hinde 11-8fav (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure, held on well, won at Beverley 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Sir Byron (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Glencadam Gold (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Always prominent, led over 1f out, quickened clear, driven out, won at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Oct beating Captain Brown (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Art History (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Hawaafez (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Amwell Pinot (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Casual Mover (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) In touch, headway to chase leader 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb beating Tagansky (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.