Thrust Control won at Southwell a week ago and there are doubts if he can reproduce that form back on Polytrack. Thunderball beat Jake The Snake to win a claimer here last time but has risen 8lb in the weights as a result and preference goes to OCEAN LEGEND. Tony Carroll's charge shared the spoils with the progressive Bowmaker when dead-heating over C&D last month but is fancied to hold off today's rivals for outright victory with Richard Hughes taking over the reins. The Scorching Wind is not out of this if he can avoid one of his frequent slow starts and Space Station is worth noting on his reappearance.
The Scorching Wind (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 12, 6l behind Five Star Junior (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
New Leyf (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Steadied start and switched left, in rear, ridden and wide into straight 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 12, 8l behind Five Star Junior (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mainly towards rear, 9th of 11, 9l behind Hazzard County (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Space Station 11-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 20, 3l behind Perfect Silence (8-11) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, joined on line, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb deadheating with Bowmaker (9-5), 8 ran.
Thunderball 7-2 (9-5) Good speed to cross over, made all, ridden clear 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Feb beating Jake The Snake (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Poppanan (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders centre, led group 2f out and overall over 1f out, until headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Mirza (9-5) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Sakhee's Pearl 66-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 21l behind Dever Dream (9-1) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Stefanki (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden on outside and hung right over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ebraam (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Bonnie Prince Blue 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt and switched right after start, held up and behind, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Ebraam (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Edgewater (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Always in rear, last of 7, 16l behind Mustakmil (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Thrust Control (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Postman (8-6) by 6l, 8 ran.
Chat De La Burg (USA) (9-6) 11th of 15, 6l behind African Art (9-6) at Saint Moritz(SWI) 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) hrd in Feb.
Green Earth (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Raced wide, close up, led 6f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind The Happy Hammer (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.