A tight handicap as even Right Step has claims on his comeback with an apprentice's allowance in his favour. Reflect remains on a decent mark, despite a 3lb rise for his recent course and distance victory, while Buckland was returned a cosy winner over 1m2f here last time and can feature. Sir Boss should be in the mix again without quite being good enough and the inconsistent Dubawi Phantom has a shout on his earlier fifth to Aquilonius when he finished a length ahead of Ajeeb. However, the latter pair have something to find on collateral form with FOCAIL MAITH and John Ryan's charge gets the vote to return to form after a rare below-par effort at Lingfield.
Right Step 40-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, hampered after 1f, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 21, 5l behind Party Line (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Focail Maith 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led 5f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Ajeeb (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Keen held up, ridden 3f out, effort on inside over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Dubawi Phantom 66-1 (9-0) In touch, lost action and lost place over 2f out, eased entering final 2f, virtually pulled up, last of 9, well behind Planteur (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Sir Boss (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reached leaders, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Harry Buckle (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Buckland (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon led, quickened clear inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Travelling (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Reflect (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Took keen hold towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Noguchi (9-3) by ns, 9 ran.