Cinematique and Burlington Bertie have shown enough to suggest they will win races but this looks between MIDNIGHT APPEAL and Kaysersberg. The former just gets the nod on the back of his narrow defeat by Dunlough Bay at Ludlow where he was headed in the dying strides of that 3m event. Kayserberg didn't run very well at Kempton last month but his earlier winning form there entitles him to the greatest respect.
Kaysersberg (FR) 10-1 (11-8) Chased leader, led 4th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 9, 46l behind Salmanazar (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Midnight Appeal Evensfav (11-8) Held up behind leaders, not fluent 7th or 9th, shaken up briefly before 3 out, soon challenging, led 2 out, driven flat, headed close home, 2nd of 6, shd behind Dunlough Bay (11-8) at Ludlow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Amalric (FR) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hit 4th, lost place next, hit 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Blitzed Eckie (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led, pushed along and headed halfway, quickly lost place and in rear, 8th of 9, well behind Bittersweetheart (10-9) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Burlington Bertie (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 11, 11l behind Anteros (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Cinematique (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, not fluent 3rd, driven and struggling after 7th, headway approaaching 2 out, went modest 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Heronry (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Our Play (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, hung badly right and lost place 5f out, eased over 3f out, tailed off, last of 14, 38l behind Irene Kennet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar (flat).
Rum Ginney 66-1 (10-3) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, hit next, went 2nd before 6th until before next, ridden and weakened well before 2 out, 6th of 9, well behind Flaming Arrow (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) sft in Mar.
Grapeshot Verse 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 8f out, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 39l behind Gallic Warrior (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.