It's been a busy day for Jim Goldie and he saddles three more in this. GRAND DIAMOND and Forrest Flyer are both previous course and distance winners and the former tends to keep better company than this. He can get the better of A Southside Boy, who has scored at the track over hurdles, and Vicky Valentine. Geanie Mac has a poor strike rate but Sergeant Pink won five times over fences last year and has been set some stiff tasks during the winter.
A Southside Boy (GER) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, chased leaders 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 10l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Vicky Valentine 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, well behind Masterful Act (9-9) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) fbs in Nov.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (7-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led after 2f, pushed along and headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 31l behind Mr Burbidge (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 6th of 10, 21l behind Mr Burbidge (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Dwelt and slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden halfway, headway on outer 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 28l behind West End Lad (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and lost place 4f out, well beaten final 3f, 9th of 11, 13l behind Tokyo Brown (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.