A wide-open handicap and most have some sort of chance on the form book, though Summerinthecity and Docofthebay are carrying more than their allotted weight. Smarty Socks is still capable at this level while Es Que Love won at Kempton before finishing down the field in the Newbury Spring Cup. Music In The Rain won easily at Leicester but has been put up 8lb for that effort while Hi There has gone up 9lb for his win at Musselburgh. HIGHLAND COLORI may have gone over the top when well behind Tartiflette at Doncaster in November but is 6lb better off now and goes well fresh. Weighted to reverse earlier running on Town Moor with Cape Classic, he could be the one today.
Es Que Love (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 25, 13l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Cape Classic (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 6th of 14, 6l behind Skilful (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Highland Colori (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led stand side group, ridden over 2f out, headed by stand side group over 1f out, no extra, 12th of 20, 8l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Nov.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced near side, held up towards rear, ridden and beaten 2f out, 21st of 26, 17l behind Jack Dexter (8-13) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) sft in Oct.
Balty Boys (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Raced far side until switched to centre after 2f, held up, never a factor, 20th of 21, 18l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Piscean (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, never involved, 9th of 15, 8l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Hi There (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar beating Laffan (9-7) by 3l, 9 ran.
Tartiflette 10-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear far side group, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Nov beating Jack's Revenge (8-11) by 3/4l, 20 ran.
Music In The Rain (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Clear with leader, switched left to race against stand's side rail alone halfway, led approaching 2f out, ran on, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating President Lincoln (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6l behind Maverik (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Docofthebay (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind King Of Eden (9-12) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.