Mission Complete has had a bit of a break since his winning run came to an end at Wetherby in January. He reappears off a 4lb higher mark and is 5lb worse off than when beaten by Derwen Pryde on good ground at Ludlow in the autumn so is probably worth opposing today. One More Cookie looks harshly treated on her handicap debut but PRESENTED must have every chance of overturning a short-head defeat by Medic Man at Hereford on 3lb better terms as he was a winner on this faster surface between the flags. The five-year-old can get the better of the one-paced Free Advice and Vivarini, second over 2m4f here last time but inconsistent.
Mission Complete (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 9th, badly outpaced under pressure next, stayed on again 3 out, went 3rd and mistake next, driven to 2nd before and not fluent last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Knockando (11-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
One More Cookie (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, no impression last, lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Definite Memories (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Cocacobana (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft, 12 ran.
Dingat (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed when not fluent 2 out, no extra, 5th of 13, 14l behind Victors Serenade (11-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov '10.
Presented (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Held up in mid-division, headway 6th, went 3td at 8th, went 2nd well before next, led after 2 out, headed before last, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Medic Man (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Vivarini 28-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, went 2nd ridden and every chance next, stayed on same pace from last, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Lava Lamp (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Thecircleoftrust (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 6th to chase leaders, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Jomade (10-11) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Medic Man (IRE) 9-2fav (11-8) Behind, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders 3 out, ridden to challenge next, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 11l behind Western Kate (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Derwen Pryde 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leader until 2 out, mistake last, regained 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Jomade (10-11) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Free Advice (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5th, ridden and weakened after 8th, went remote 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 41l behind Hassadin (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Feb.