Barrison was second at Newton Abbot in October and shouldn't be far away again on his return from a break while Here Comes Moss and Hackpenthomas have hinted at ability. Social Overdrive has been placed between the flags while Kristiano will have learned plenty from his debut at Kempton but this better ground will almost certainly suit the mare SAMMY G, whose breeding suggests she is surely a lot better than she's shown so far. Kim Bailey's mare may be allowed to start at decent odds.
Barrison 15-2 (11-3) In touch in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Jimbill (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Chase The Space Zahran gelding out of Need Some Space.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hung badly right on first bend, veered badly right and forced to pull up over 7f out, in a race won by Spirit Of Shankly (10-10) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd, 14 ran.
Here Comes Moss 33-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 25l behind Titchwood (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft.
Kristiano (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Valdez (11-11) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Social Overdrive (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Puffin Billy (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft.
Vineman Grape Tree Road gelding out of Great Ovation.
Hackpenthomas 50-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Jeano De Toulouse (11-4) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Sammy G 14-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 8, well behind Master Cynk (11-5) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Daisy Daze 22-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 15, 29l behind Stock Hill Fair (11-5) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.