Will To Win showed ability on debut when midfield in a minor event at Newmarket, but he hasn’t looked back since switched to the all-weather, winning all three of his starts on artificial surfaces. He looked better than ever when switched to fibresand on handicap debut at Southwell last time, taking a lead and showing a good attitude to draw away from his rivals in the final furlong.
The return to Lingfield – where he broke his maiden – won’t be an issue and a subsequent 6 lb rise in the weights may well underestimate this progressive three-year-old who is building up a good rapport with Jack Mitchell.
Prompting only made his debut in October, but he has made good progress in three starts since, opening his account in good style in a minor event at Wolverhampton last time. Admittedly, that was by no means a strong race (he started the 3/1-on favourite), but he was very strong in the finish over seven furlongs on that occasion, leaving the impression he will be well suited by this step up in trip.
The handicapper hasn’t gone overboard allotting him a mark of 73 and the booking of leading all-weather jockey Ben Curtis is another positive.
The Sean Curran yard is in superb form at present and Siege of Boston makes a fair bit of appeal on just his second start for the yard. He attracted support and showed plenty to work on with the tongue strap back on over this C&D last month, racing freely early and making headway on the inner entering the straight until his run petered out.
Siege of Boston is entitled to come on for that run, and should be in the mix in another open handicap.