ROCKY STONE is dropped in trip and that may just enable him to recapture his best form, though he did win over 3m1f at Wetherby in January. Tribal Dance only beat Mist The Boat by a head over course and distance back in September and the runner-up is 12lb better off now, though hasn't raced since. Peqeno Diablo won at Fontwell on Boxing Day but has gone backwards since and none of the others have shown enough lately to suggest they can get involved.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Raced wide, held up tracking leaders, outpaced and not on terms from 7th, weakened 11th, went poor 4th run in, tailed off, 4th of 5, 40l behind Fredo (11-11) at Sandown 2m 4f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Rocky Stone (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) In touch in 6th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Pierrers Bounty (11-9) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Valrene 20-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, lost place before 5 out, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Speckled Door (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Miller's Maverick 100-1 (11-0) Badly hampered 1st, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Sail By The Sea (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Blazing Desert 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway before 7th, chased leaders before 2 out, one pace, 8th of 13, 37l behind Danceintothelight (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar '13.
Mist The Boat 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 8th, ridden and chasing leaders when terrible mistake 3 out, not recover and well beaten after, 7th of 12, 19l behind Artic Night (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Delineate (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4th, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 14, 43l behind Koolala (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Ballycracken (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, weakened before 5 out, soon tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by At Reception (10-10) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outside, closed after 3rd, ridden and lost place before 5th, 9th of 12, well behind Drombeg West (10-0) at Towcester 2m (5) hvy in Feb.
Femme D'espere 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden after 4th, ridden and struggling before 3 out, 11th of 15, 46l behind Wintered Well (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.