It's interesting to see Jonathan England ride the returning PINEROLO here rather than the less-exposed Karinga Dandy. The former won easily over course and distance just under a year ago and went on to run well in better company. We'll take a chance on his fitness and give him a tentative vote though Mitchell's Way also has to go on the short-list as he has a good record here and Knight Valliant won over track and trip in October under today's rider. Funky Munky, Gonow and Glasson Lad look the pick of the remainder on recent form.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Led, headed 7th, soon beaten, last of 7, 37l behind Fine Kingdom (10-8) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Karinga Dandy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 19l behind Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Pinerolo 4-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader and keen, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 14, 23l behind Grandioso (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Mitchell's Way 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along when hit 7th, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 7, 42l behind Our Joey (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.
Launchpad 100-1 (11-10) Headway to press winner 2nd until ridden 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before next, in a race won by My Idea (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb, 6 ran.
Gonow 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, ridden after 7th, led 3 out, soon headed, led again 2 out, headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Seven Iron Sid 28-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 14, well behind Midnight Prayer (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Fairynuff 17-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear on outside, pushed along after 7th, well beaten after 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Funky Munky 10-1 (11-4) Chased winner until weakened from 2 out, 4th of 9, 33l behind Coverholder (9-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Knight Valliant 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway 7thh, led 2 out, headed when mistake last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Ronnie Rhino 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, tailed off and pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Seebright (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 11 ran.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, every chance after last, stayed on well, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
River Music (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In rear, several slow jumps, behind 8th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind The Panama Kid (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep '11.
Dickie Henderhoop (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 3rd from last, one pace, 4th of 14, 11l behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.