SACRE TOI beat the re-opposing Lord Of Dreams and Prince Tam three lengths at Ayr last month. He can effectively race off a lower mark today with conditional Dale Irving's 10lb allowance taken into account and can go in again. Ormus failed to complete on his comeback but has claims on last summer's win at Hexham while a similar comment applies to Well Oiled, who ended 2011 in fine form but was pulled up at Sedgefield on his return. Endeavor showed a bit more last time and is preferred to the out-of-sorts King Brex of the others.
Sacre Toi (FR) 11-10fav (11-10) Made all, ridden before 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb beating Lord Of Drums (10-9) by 3l, 6 ran.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, kept on from last, never near leaders, 7th of 15, 20l behind Home Run (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Ormus 9-1 (10-6) Always in rear, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Brave Spartacus (10-13) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Well Oiled (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Held up mid-division, mistake 7th, soon lost place, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Tahiti Pearl (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
King Brex (DEN) 18-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, tracked leaders on outer when pecked and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Golden Sparkle (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb, 14 ran.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Close up, went 2nd before 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Sacre Toi (11-10) at Ayr 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Endeavor 8-1 (9-12) In rear, headway before 3 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 6, 13l behind One For Harry (11-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Prince Tam 9-2 (11-3) Led to 7th, soon ridden, weakened from 4 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Vardas Supreme (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.