Circus Clown has run some of his best races here but was tailed off over course and distance in December. Full Speed won on the Polytrack last month and is lightly-raced over timber while Somerset Island has been knocking on the door. Funky Munky has gone up 5lb since winning at Catterick but is fairly consistent while King's Chorister has a chance at the weights and makes more appeal than Sam Lord over this trip, though he can be a tricky ride. COVERHOLDER won a Catterick seller for Tim Vaughan in December but left that form behind when winning a Doncaster handicap for Sue Smith last week. As that was a conditionals' race he has no penalty here and, with Jonathan England again taking off 7lb, should win again.
Full Speed (GER) 11-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, led before 2nd, headed next, rallied 2 out, soon every chance, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Dotties Dilema (11-0) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Circus Clown (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Stopped Out (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Sam Lord 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 14, 22l behind Billy Twyford (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Somerset Island (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led, headed after 3rd, ridden before 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on to take 2nd place run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Attycran (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 6th, with winner until outpaced before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Green Flag (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Funky Munky 15-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, led before 6th, ridden before last, pressed and pecked on landing, kept on under pressure run-in, just held on, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan beating Ballymoat (11-12) by nk, 12 ran.
Julia Too 11-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, went 2nd last (normal 3 out) until before ommited 2 out, no impression when weakened to 4th before omitted last, 4th of 6, 31l behind Lucematic (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
King Brex (DEN) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 10th of 15, 28l behind Home Run (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
King's Chorister 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace in 4th from 2 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Sam Lord (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
One In A Row (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and struggling after 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Scimon Templar (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up, jumped left and not fluent 1st, jumped left, knocked over rival and badly hampered 5th, soon behind, 7th of 10, 34l behind Un Bon P'tit Gars (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May.
Coverholder (IRE) 4-1fav (10-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway before 4 out, led before 3 out, clear before last, won at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Kingdom Of Munster (11-7) by 6l, 15 ran.