This looks wide-open with only 5lb separating top weight Zamdy Man from bottom weight and stablemate Burtons Well. FOXTAIL HILL will be among the market leaders but it’s difficult not to make a case for the hat-trick seeker, even though he’s gone up a further 7lb since winning a Grade 3 here in January. Gold Present appeared to run well behind Frodon at Kempton but all of his form is on much easier tracks. Bun Doran was stopped in his tracks by a bad mistake at Haydock last time and pulled up but could reverse that form today with eventual third Its'afreebee and makes more appeal than Double W's and Mixboy over this trip. Two Taffs could be an each-way bet in first-time cheekpieces but the Irish have a poor record in this and none of their six entries this year are likely to buck the trend. Henry De Bromhead runs three with Killiney Court possibly the pick of his trio.
Zamdy Man 6-5 (11-8) Made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, won at Newcastle 2m (2) sft in Feb beating The Dutchman (11-5) by 2l, 4 ran.
Last Goodbye (IRE) 7-2jfav (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, kept on under pressure, 3rd last, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well close home, won at Down Royal 2m 4f sft in Dec beating Velocity Boy (11-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Double W's (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Upsilon Bleu (11-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp (2) gd in Jan.
Mixboy (FR) 6-4fav (11-11) Made all, clear from 2 out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) gd in Jan beating Thankyou Very Much (10-10) by 21l, 4 ran.
Foxtail Hill (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Made all, clear 3 out, reduced lead flat, held on bravely, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) sft in Jan beating Saphir Du Rheu (11-9) by 1l, 13 ran.
Hammersly Lake (FR) 11-10fav (11-4) Held up in rear, closed on outside 9th, 3rd when not fluent 3 out, left with chance after 2 out, beaten from last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Querry Horse (10-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) gd in Jan.
Captain Redbeard (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Towards rear, headway 8th to take closer order, led 9th, pressed from 4 out, kept on gamely when hard pressed run-in, just held on, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Feb beating Aqua Dude (10-7) by shd, 8 ran.
Templehills (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Led until 7th, led 8th, mistake and headed 10th, not fluent 11th, struggling next, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out, at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Bun Doran (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before last, at Haydock 2m 4f (1) sft in Jan.
Killiney Court (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Led, soon clear of remainder with 2nd, joined before 2 out, led again from last, went on from before straight, stayed on well, easily, won at Galway 2m 2f Yielding in Oct beating Just Cause (11-3) by 9l, 7 ran.
Its'afreebee (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Led to 8th, regained narrow lead after next, reminders and headed after 10th, ridden and outpaced by front pair after 4 out, soon beaten, held on for remote 3rd, 3rd of 6, dist behind Pearl Swan (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) sft in Jan.
Powersbomb (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Prominent, led after 3rd, slight mistake 7th, bad mistake 2 out and headed and lost place, disputed 5th before straight, close up again last, kept on to gain narrow lead closing stages, headed near line, 2nd of 11, hd behind Elusive Ivy (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp gd in Jan.
Tully East (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up in last throughout, detached from 5th, not fluent 7th, not fluent again 4 out, left moderate 2nd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on easy winner, 2nd of 3, 19l behind Ball D'arc (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f (1) Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Relentless Dreamer (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) With leader, not fluent 1st, led 13th, headed next, led 17th until jumped right and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, dist behind Singlefarmpayment (11-1) at Cheltenham 3m 1f (2) gd in Dec.
Deans Road (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 9th, progress into 2nd approaching 2 out, no impression on winner when mistake last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Westerner Lady (10-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f (1) Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Gold Present (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Raced wide, took keen hold tracking leading pair, tracked winner 10th, led narrowly 4 out until next, soon ridden, pressed winner 2 out, wandered left under pressure between last two, no extra when hung badly left run-in, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Frodon (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4f (1) gd in Feb.
Two Taffs (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, closed from 6th, not clear run after 3 out, soon went 3rd, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 23 1/2l behind Flying Angel (11-4) at Warwick 2m (1) hvy in Feb.
Sizing Tennessee (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led soon after 7th, not fluent next, headed 10th, chased leader, hit 4 out, led after 4 out until 3 out, chased winner until before 2 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 7, 14l behind Poker School (10-7) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Dec.
All Hell Let Loose (IRE) 4-5fav (11-12) Led, disputed lead 3rd, jumped well, led narrowly 6th, travelled well after 3 out, asserted before last, eased run-in, easily, won at Kilbeggan 2m 4f gd in Jun beating This Time (11-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
Burtons Well (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led 6th, hit 10th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd and fading 2 out, 4th of 14, 19 3/4l behind Royal Vacation (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Jan.