Ronaldhino won three times on the Flat but has been a little disappointing so far over timber, though has his sights lowered after contesting a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month. There are races to be won with Ian Williams' pair Mandy's Boy and Mr Vendman but Zamoyski has questions to answer having let supporters down at Market Rasen in November when long odds-on. Aminah may need more time and Mahican is tried in blinkers after being pulled up when favourite at Warwick, though did beat Mandy's Boy on his debut at that track. PEARL CASTLE showed a fine turn of foot to beat older horses here last month. With the ground drying out, he must take all the beating in this as newcomers Proximate and She's Late are likely to need the experience.
Mahican (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before 2 out where not fluent, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hawk High (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Pearl Castle (IRE) 17-2 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway on bit before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, soon quickened, drew clear run-in, impressive, won at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan beating I Got Power (11-4) by 16l, 18 ran.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in last pair, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd well before 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd soon after 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 23l behind Astre De La Cour (10-12) at Ascot 2m 4yo hdl (3) hvy in Jan.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Soon outpaced by leading pair, ridden when headweay 2 out, went 2nd at last, no threat to winner, 2nd of 4, 21l behind Rutherglen (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Proximate 11-10fav (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, came towards stands' side over 3f out, soon outpaced, no chance with leading pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Thorpe (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct (flat).
Ronaldinho (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up mainly in 5th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, outpaced in 4th soon after, no chance with front trio between last 2, lost modest 4th flat, 5th of 6, 25l behind Le Rocher (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
She's Late 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, taken wide 3f out, led over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct beating Bantam (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran (flat).
Young Jay 66-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders and effort 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 23l behind Certification (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Zamoyski 2-11fav (10-12) Keen led, hit 5th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Tiger Roll (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Aminah 15-2 (10-12) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd approaching 2nd until 4th, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Red Four (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.