HOBSON has gone well fresh in the past and also has winning form over this C&D. With John Fahy good value for his 3lb claim, it would be no surprise to see Eve Johnson Houghton's six-year-old make a successful reappearance off what appears a generous rating. Angelena Ballerina is climbing the weights after completing a hat-trick on the all-weather but she's clearly in good heart and should handle to switch back to turf. Lutine Charlie and You've Been Mowed may need this while Valmina only beat one home at Kempton last month, though wasn't beaten that far.
Hobson 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened last half furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Conry (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, with leaders on outside, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Bidable 25-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, soon prominent on outside, went 2nd 6f out, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Viking Dancer 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Perfect Point (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Clearing House (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Polar Annie 40-1 (8-11) In touch on outside, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 14, 16l behind Spanish Bounty (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
You've Been Mowed 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Cheddar George (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Valmina 7-1 (8-8) Keen mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out until stayed on near finish, 7th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Lilyannabanana 25-1 (9-2) In touch in 4th on outer, outpaced over 4f out, last of 6, 28l behind Hill Tribe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Marie Cuddy (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Raced wide always in rear, 10th of 12, 20l behind Polly Floyer (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Belle Park 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 11l behind Pie Poudre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.