Abstract Art has discovered a rich vein of form since teaming up with his talented conditional pilot and the combination should make a determined effort to complete the three-timer despite conceding weight all round. However, it may be worth taking him on with the lightly-raced CREDIT CRUNCHED. Alan King decided to pitch his charge into a highly competitive Newbury staying handicap last time and the gelding was far from disgraced despite not receiving the clearest of passages. This looks a decent opportunity off a fair mark as he should have benefited considerably from the experience. Wor Rom came to grief last time but usually runs his race and has place claims.
Abstract Art (USA) 7-4fav (10-13) With leader, went after 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Southwell 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Night Orbit (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Love of Tara 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to track leaders after 7th, ridden 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 22l behind Stagecoach Opal (10-3) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Credit Crunched (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on inside when hampered and hit 3 out, soon switched right, ridden and no impression when hit 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, 38l behind Tobago Bay (11-4) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Borero (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, lost place 4th, lost touch after 5th, behind 6th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Extreme Impact (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Worth A King's 14-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Snake Charmer (11-1) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Feb.
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, under pressure approaching 5th, mistake 4 out, soon outpaced, headway 2 out, stayed on strongly to lead after last, ridden out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb beating Just The Job (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Good For Blue (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and raced wide, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Round The Horn (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Wor Rom (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) With leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by Mauricetheathlete (10-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Copsehill Girl (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along after 7th, ridden approaching 9th, soon beaten, weakened after 3 out, last of 4, 46l behind Inkberrow Rose (9-12) at Bangor 3m mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Crop Walker (IRE) 11-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along 5 out, chased winner 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Zed Candy (10-13) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Calusa Shadow 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden to chase leading pair before 3 out, soon well held, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Whispering Jack (11-7) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.