HANDHELD finished a close-up fourth against better opposition the last time he raced over course and distance. Julia Feilden's charge may come out best with a similar effort today. Comedy House has been threatening to score over longer distances of late, while May's Boy has been getting closer over the shorter trip of a mile. Recent Wolverhampton winner Final Delivery has a tougher task in this along with Stag Hill, who has been placed in his last four starts, so Manomine could prove best of the rest.
Addikt (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, never nearer, 7th of 13, 5l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Handheld 12-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd final strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
James Pollard (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway to press leaders over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 12l behind Luggers Hall (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Kingscombe (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Archina (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Comedy House 5-2 (9-3) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, staying on same pace and held when pushed right well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Linkable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Manomine 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Tenure (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
May's Boy 12-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Final Delivery 11-2 (9-7) Keen in rear, headway when bumped over 1f out, soon led, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar beating Just Five (9-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Grace And Beauty (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 10, 11l behind Zenarinda (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Stag Hill (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 3f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Angelena Ballerina (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.