The vote goes to SPEED MASTER, although he wasn't overly impressive when making a winning bumper debut at Ffos Las but the front two were well clear and his yard are supreme in these events. He concedes weight all round in what looks an above-average bumper for the track with a host of leading yards represented by interesting newcomers. The market should guide as to expectations, although Overafrica does rather take the eye on paper. Kusadiki and Mousenikov showed enough on their respective debuts to suggest that they're open to plenty of improvement in a potentially decent contest.
Speed Master (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, hard ridden entering final furlong, kept on to lead near finish, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar beating The Rockies (10-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Colour Squadron (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of That's The Goose.
Kusadiki (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leading trio, outpaced 3f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Mono Man (11-6) at Ascot 2m NH flat (3) sft in Feb.
Mousenikov 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4f out, every chance 3f out, soon narrow lead until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 17, 10l behind Shuil Royale (11-10) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Overafrica (IRE) Overbury gelding out of Siberiansdaughter.
Secret Legend Midnight Legend gelding out of Grecian Bay.
Smirfys Eric (IRE) Bollin Eric gelding out of Smirfys Dance Hall.
Allthegear No Idea (IRE) Sayarshan gelding out of All The Gear.
Fanzee Man 16-1 (10-10) Slowly away, always behind, never a factor, 12th of 13, well behind Hard To Swallow (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Harry Topper Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Indeed To Goodness.
One Term (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of One Edge.
Sleeping City (FR) Sleeping Car gelding out of City Prospect.
Camelloe 16-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, lost place over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Destroyer Deployed (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Spring Bay 40-1 (10-11) Slowly away, soon detatched, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Fingal Bay (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Feb.
Ama Jima Bollin Eric filly out of Silken Pearls.
Tiger's Jacey (IRE) Milan filly out of Shes Elite.