Three previous winners of this on show but both Terenzium and Front Rank have been below their best of late. 2010 winner Hi Dancer looks to have a better chance on his second at Catterick in April but preference is for STAGS LEAP. A winner over hurdles last month, he returned to the Flat with a close-up third at Musselburgh last time and makes more appeal than Monday's penalised Thirsk winner Asterales. The latter should be thereabouts, however, with Emily Jones on board but the remainder are hard to fancy.
Stags Leap (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon hard pressed, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Blue Destination (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Asterales 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until 7f out, remained handy, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven all out, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Sartingo (9-7) by shd, 15 ran.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 7l behind Miss Ferney (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Operateur (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Tarantella Lady (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Hi Dancer 9-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 19l behind Ministerofinterior (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Livvy Inn (USA) 3-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Astrodome (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcap (6) gd in Aug '08.
Terenzium (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 40l behind Rosairlie (8-12) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Front Rank (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until 7f out, in touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 11, 35l behind Shaloo Diamond (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Sydney Cove (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Soon led, headed over 8f out, tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Raleigh Quay (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.