PRIORS GOLD doesn't win very often nowadays but was only beaten a nose in an arguably better contest at Ludlow last month and repeat of that form should see him home in front. The four-year-old Bountiful Catch drops into this grade for the first time and must have some sort of chance while Parhelion has shown some ability, though would probably prefer a faster surface. Molaise Lad has gone off the boil lately but looks the pick of the remainder.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Raced keenly, in touch, effort to chase leading pair after 3 out until after next, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Joan D'Arc (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct '10.
Molaise Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Reluctant and slowly away start, behind, headway and in touch on outside after 4th, driven before 3 out, soon ridden and lost place, no impression from next, 8th of 14, 16l behind Broctune Papa Gio (10-9) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Neverownup (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Led until after 2nd, prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Mixologist (11-2) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Parhelion 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Oscar Hill (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Priors Gold 4-7fav (11-3) Held up behind leaders, not fluent 1st, closed after 6th, led 3 out, hanging right before last, not look keen and bumped into rival flat, headed towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, ns behind Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Fashion Flow 100-1 (10-5) Prominent, hit 1st, ridden after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Hefner (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Bountiful Catch 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not always fluent, effort 3 out, soon ridden, weakened well before next, 5th of 11, 37l behind Bordoni (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.