SANDFRANKSKIPSGO is back on a winning mark and takes a drop in class. Peter Crane's charge may well come good in this lesser company. Desert Strike has gone off the boil since defeating Mossgo and Pull The Pin at Lingfield last month while Only Ten Per Cent has so far proved best at Southwell. Top Cop has a poor strike rate but has slipped down the handicap of late and Island Legend went close at Lingfield in between his more usual modest efforts.
Sandfrankskipsgo 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 6l behind Caspian Prince (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Top Cop 4-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 28l behind Expose (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Decent Fella (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 10l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Desert Strike 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 5l behind Roy's Legacy (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 7, shd behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jan.
Mossgo (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Roy's Legacy (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.