Three White Socks recorded a double over longer trips at this track last summer and should have come on for his recent reappearance at Wolverhampton but preference is for UNEX PICASSO. He never threatened over 2m at Kempton last time but had scored with a bit in hand over C&D before that, with Magic Haze well beaten, and gets the vote back on this surface. Hunters Belt has claims on last month's second over 1m3f here and Jawaab could figure having slipped down the weights of late, but Nolecce has done his winning over shorter trips so far.
Trachonitis (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, led on bit over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Robby Bobby (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Jawaab (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 12, 7l behind Mount Abora (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Tricksofthetrade (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 28l behind Gaselee (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Unex Picasso 9-2 (9-6) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway from before halfway, soon went 2nd, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Steady Gaze (9-5) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Three White Socks (IRE) 7-2fav (8-8) In touch, ridden over 3f olut, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Nezhenka (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway and in touch on outside over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Magic Millie (8-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Nolecce 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Qeethaara (8-11) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Stop On 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 11l behind Resplendent Light (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun '08.
Magic Haze 7-2 (8-13) Settled towards rear, under pressure over 4f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 8, 6l behind Unex Picasso (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.