STAND GUARD will start odds-on to land this and looks to have a straightforward task. Well clear of the opposition on today's terms, John Butler's charge can make it five wins from his last six starts. Activate won over track and trip earlier this month and looks next best ahead of the unreliable Volcanic Jack and the latter pair are in turn rated much higher than Sing Alana Sing, who has little chance at the weights.
Activate 20-1 (8-5) Led, soon 5 lengthes clear, headed over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 7, 11l behind Harry Buckle (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Stand Guard 2-9fav (9-8) Tracked leader 2f, stayed in 3rd until went 2nd again 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Priestley's Reward (9-0) by 14l, 4 ran.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led, joined over 9f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 21l behind Rapid Heat Lad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sing Alana Sing 50-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 13, 8l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.