Jumbo Prado has a shout with an apprentice's 7lb allowance in his favour and is preferred to Flag Of Glory, the winner of an amateur's race at Wolverhampton last time. Scary Movie is another contender despite a penalty for his recent win over 1m3f here while Penbryn, Elsie Bay and Barachiel, with Richard Hughes on board, can all be given a chance on their recent placed efforts. In something of handicap lottery the speculative vote goes to MATRAASH, who faded in the latter stages of his comeback at Wolverhampton for new connections, but can race of a dangerously low mark if reproducing anything like his former glories.
Jumbo Prado (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Held up and behind, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Matraash (USA) 28-1 (9-2) Held up, some headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 7l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Dream Prospector 20-1 (8-13) Always in rear, last of 11, 20l behind Diplomatic (8-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Flag Of Glory 7-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, challenged 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating John Potts (10-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Lisahane Bog 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out, last of 12, 42l behind Ostentation (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Slowly away keen towards rear, good headway 2f out, soon chased winner, no impression final furlong, lost two places near finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Rockweiller 13-2 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind My Mate Jake (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Barachiel 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bridge That Gap (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Having A Ball 9-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven on outside inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Scary Movie (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway travelling well 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, won going away, eased close home, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Delightful Sleep (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Penbryn (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway to 3rd well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Silkee Supreme (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Saint Irene 20-1 (9-4) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 9l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Elsie Bay 4-1 (8-2) Keen tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sail Home (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Keen mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.