Plenty with claims in this. Lacey posted a better effort over track and trip last time and a repeat of Story Writer's second at Lingfield in January would see him in the mix. Akdam steps up to middle-distances for new connections having failed to figure in three starts for John Oxx in Ireland while Pereira has a couple of lengths to make up with LIGNUM VITAE. The latter found only one too good on his debut here last month but is expected to improve for the extra distance and Richard Fahey's charge gets the nod.
Lacey 9-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, went modest 2nd inside final furlong until post, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Wyborne (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Story Writer 9-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Cousin Khee (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Bit Windy Librettist filly out of Primavera.
Brundon 20-1 (8-9) Raced wide held up, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind April Ciel (8-3) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Ice Tres 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and raced awkwardly in rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 11l behind Lily Edge (10-0) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Feb.
Akdam (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Sacred Dragon (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Lignum Vitae 5-2 (8-7) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Welsh Sunrise (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Pereira 6-4fav (8-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Welsh Sunrise (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Sian Gwalia Echo Of Light filly out of House Maiden.