FLEETWOODSANDS carries a penalty for last week's victory over track and trip but has little to beat dropping down a grade and can follow up. Bladewood Girl had been getting closer before a poor effort last time and has the beating of Appyjack, Fairy Mist and Chandrayaan on earlier running at the track. Byrd In Hand and Fire King are closely matched on collateral form though the latter is preferred having tumbled down the weights and looks the chief danger to the selection.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Restrained after start, held up in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 135 yards, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Minstrels Gallery (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fire King 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Wishformore (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Meetha Achar 8-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up, closed 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 17l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Ishisoba 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 21l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Bladewood Girl 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Bennelong (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Chandrayaan 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 14, 5l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, plugged on same pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 5l behind Bennelong (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 11, 17l behind Bennelong (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Frosted Off 16-1 (8-12) In rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 20l behind George Benjamin (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.
Appyjack 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway between horses entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Addikt (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along on inside well over 2f out, never involved, 11th of 14, 6l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Rigid 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 6th of 11, 16l behind Bennelong (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Poker Hospital 80-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never any chance, 7th of 11, 11l behind Pipers Piping (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Ficelle (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Took keen hold and always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.