Recent winners Sacrosanctus and Restless Bay go straight back up in the weights and may struggle to repeat, while Captain Dimitrios has been placed off his current mark on his last four starts but the handicapper refuses to relent. Insolenceofoffice can be relied on to run his race and Diamond Charlie is open to improvement, but KINGSCROFT gets the nod. After winning his maiden over C&D last month, Mark Johnston's charge made all to follow-up at Lingfield and is taken to continue his upward curve.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 4-7fav (9-3) Went right start, pulled hard, chased leader, led 4f out, came wide straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Imogen Louise (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear and pulled hard, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Sacrosanctus (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Liberty Green (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Fred Willetts (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Sacrosanctus 9-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Diamond Charlie (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Kingscroft (IRE) 2-7fav (9-6) Made all, edged left after 1f, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Captain Loui (8-11) by 2l, 5 ran.
Captain Dimitrios 8-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Chevise (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Restless Bay (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway to chase leading pair halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Apache Ridge (9-13) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Reginald Claude 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair on inside, smooth headway to challenge 2f out, soon led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on until no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Kuala Limper (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.