Coverholder was sold out of Tim Vaughan's yard after winning a seller at Catterick in December. He's 11lb higher now but the promising Jonathan England takes off 6lb. Vaughan runs Mon Desir here and he has a chance while Goat Castle is usually thereabouts though is still a maiden. Meridiem is best watched after finishing tailed off on his reappearance in a jumper's bumper while Kingdom Of Munster lacks a recent run. SAMTHEMAN is lightly-raced and goes well fresh, as he showed when winning at Worcester in July last year. That form gives him every chance in this ordinary opener.
Meridiem 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division and keen, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan.
Mirific (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Led until 3rd, prominent, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 15, 20l behind Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Mon Desir (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened last, 11th of 15, 34l behind Home Run (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Maxdelas (FR) 100-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 50l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Marino Prince (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Led 2nd, soon clear, hit and joined 5th, 2 lengths clear when fell 2 out, in a race won by The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Samtheman 6-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra, 4th of 8, 13l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Chased leader, lost place after 3rd, soon behind, tailed off, last of 7, 47l behind Grand Lahou (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell (4) gf in Aug.
Fitandproperjob 11-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear when brought down 5th, in a race won by Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Goat Castle (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Led, clear until after 3rd, jumped right 3 out, headed after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Coverholder (IRE) 11-4fav (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led next, pressed last, soon ridden, edged right and kept on towards finish, won at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating Topo Gigio (10-8) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Mutanaker 15-2 (10-13) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway 4th, hit 9th, not fluent 4 out, one pace 3 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 24l behind Doctor Ric (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Thatcherite (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Took keen hold towards rear, not fluent 3rd or when losing touch next, tailed off 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Catawollow 22-1 (10-10) Keen close up, badly hampered 5th and lost place, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Quite Sparky 7-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden before last, one pace, 4th of 9, 14l behind Copt Hill (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Pobs Trophy 9-1 (10-0) Tracking leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.