Valco De Touzaine may do better back in juvenile company having been well beaten in a Sandown handicap last month. He'd gone close at the same track earlier while Knight Of Pleasure made a winning debut at Sandown but failed to figure in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham three weeks ago. Venetia Williams has won two of the last four renewals and ZAMDY MAN is taken to record another success having chased home the progressive Chris Pea Green at Huntingdon last week. Catterick winner Only Orsenfoolsies will find this much tougher but Veauce De Sivola made a promising debut at Newbury and is preferred to Kealshore Again.
Valco De Touzaine (FR) 6-1 (10-5) Mid-division, slow and ridden 3rd, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on again flat, no threat, 6th of 12, 14l behind Lord Of House (9-9) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan.
Kealshore Again (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, hit and headed 3rd, weakened from 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Knight Of Pleasure 12-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, chased leaders on outside 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, weakened before last, 7th of 8, well behind Rolling Star (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Only Orsenfoolsies 11-2 (10-0) In touch in 5th, headway to chase leaders from 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, won at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Life And Soul (11-5) by 8l, 16 ran.
Veauce De Sivola (FR) 5-1 (10-12) In touch in rear, pushed along and ran green before 3 out, headway approaching last, went 2nd flat, stayed on well final 100 yards, closing on winner close home, just held, 2nd of 6, ns behind Seventh Sign (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Zamdy Man 5-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, hit 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Chris Pea Green (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs.