I'm Fraam Govan did well to finish fifth under a penalty at Lingfield on his first start since scoring at Worcester last May. He should be in the mix but SEALOUS SCOUT is fancied to make the most of the weight concession. The latter showed improved form when caught on the line by the unbeaten Centasia at Ludlow last month and can go one better today. Lotus Pond went backwards on his latest start having made a decent debut at Doncaster so Weigh It Up makes more appeal on his debut fourth at Ffos Las. Point-to-point third Cloudingstar could prove best of the rest on his debut under Rules, though Winged Crusader is open to improvement.
I'm Fraam Govan 4-9fav (11-12) Soon settled in touch, smooth headway to chase leaders over 4f out, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, ridden and pressed leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Cloudingstar (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ww rr, 9th 5out & plenty to do 3out, fair 5th when lft 4th last & ro for 3rd cl home, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Sterling Stuff (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec.
Garrett 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression 2f out, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 7, 18l behind Little Pop (11-2) at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Jayjayrumi (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Rumi.
Lotus Pond (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along and weakened over 4f out, 15th of 16, well behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Sealous Scout (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led and set good pace, pushed along 3f out, ridden and quickened 2f out, kept on, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Centasia (11-4) at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Spencer Lea Overbury gelding out of Castanet.
Weigh It Up (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) 4th of 8, 12l behind Heath Hunter (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Winged Crusader (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway and ran green 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 6th of 7, 14l behind Seebright (11-4) at Chepstow 2m N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Scylla.