The sharp track should suit Favorite Girl, who has been struggling to get home on stiffer courses. Tannerman was just beaten in a seller here on New Year's Day and went on to finish third at Doncaster while Raktiman and Quadrato can't be ignored. But RIDDLESTOWN deserves a change of luck and, though 4lb higher than when second at Southwell last time, Caroline Fryer's charge is probably the one to beat. Lukey Luke is now tried in blinkers but may have run out of chances.
Broken Eagle (USA) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, no impression when mistake last, 6th of 11, 22l behind Minella Definitely (11-9) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Raktiman (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 15l behind Limpopo Tom (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Favorite Girl (GER) 11-2 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway and in touch on outside 4th, challenged 3 out, ridden after next, went 2nd last, kept on, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Phase Shift (10-5) at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Awesome Bella 9-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 34l behind Limpopo Tom (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Riddlestown (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, headway before 7th, challenged and every chance 2 out, switched left before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Yippee Kiyay (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Quadrato (GER) 100-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly before 2 out, soon no extra, mistake last, 6th of 10, 35l behind Le Reve (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.
Tannerman (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went 4th at last, kept on to take 3rd place flat, 3rd of 23, 4 1/2l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
Bob Lewis 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, chased leaders on outside before 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 14, 25l behind Broctune Papa Gio (10-9) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Lukey Luke 9-2 (11-3) Towards rear, headway 5 out, led next, headed 3 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 12l behind Northern Acres (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.