SHARIYAN makes the trip over from Ireland having landed a double at Leopardstown. He appeared to score with a bit in hand last time and can edge out Pas Trop Tard in this. The latter never recovered from a bad blunder at Kelso last time but had looked highly progressive before that when winning four of his five previous starts including a defeat of Lady Bluesky over track and trip. Los Nadis is another with claims after a return to form when second at Musselburgh last month and Hollo Ladies is preferred to Makhzoon with a conditional taking 5lb off his back.
Pas Trop Tard (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in rear when blundered 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 4, well behind Duke Of Navan (11-3) at Kelso 2m 2f hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Shariyan (IRE) 7-2fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway in 10th 2 out, 6th entering straight, ridden into 3rd and mistake last, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well close home, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan beating Sammy Black (10-4) by 1 1/2l, 26 ran.
Los Nadis (GER) 14-1 (11-1) Prominent, led after 9th, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Salubrious (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Lady Bluesky 16-1 (11-9) With leader, led 3rd, headed when not fluent next, led before 6th, headed and not fluent 3 out, no impression from next, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Hollo Ladies (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, blundered 3 out, some headway on outside approaching 2 out, driven and weakened between last two, 8th of 15, 9l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Makhzoon (USA) 9-2 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Seven Is Lucky (11-0) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
War On (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, lost place before 8th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Herdsman (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Rock Relief (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along and in rear before 7th, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Parc Des Princes (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Latin Connection (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Parc Des Princes (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
English City (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leader to 7th, in touch when fell next, in a race won by Glingerbank (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov '09, 12 ran.
Reaping The Reward (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Prominent, led approaching 2 out, headed last, no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Undertheboardwalk (11-5) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug '11.