Tuesday's Towcester winner Dark Energy looks vulnerable under a penalty in this higher grade. Hired Hand won in Ireland last year but hasn't raced since December while the four-year-old Jaja De Jau needs to improve. Dubai Glory may have needed here run here at the start of the month, however, though she has a bit to find with both MARCUS ANTONIUS and Dormouse now. The top weight gets the vote to come out on top again, though the latter is now a couple of pounds better off so there may not be much to choose between the pair today.
Marcus Antonius 12-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway to lead 2 out, headed before last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Dormouse 8-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 9, 10l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Hired Hand (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, driven and outpaced after 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 13, 14l behind Home Run (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Dubai Glory 6-1 (11-8) Led, headed 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 9, 17l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Dark Energy 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after 3 out, clear next, comfortably, won at Towcester 2m clm hdl (5) gd beating King Fingal (11-2) by 8l, 6 ran.
Amen (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led until after 2nd, chased leader, challenged 3 out, lost 2nd before next, weakened soon after 2 out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Four Nations (10-9) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Billesley Road 33-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 18, 46l behind Benefit Cut (10-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 5-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 44l behind Taigan (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up, some late headway, never in contention, 8th of 13, 12l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar.
Jaja De Jau 8-1 (10-7) Held up, headway 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, hit last, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Little Dutch Girl (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Mar.