CAPTAIN SCOOBY just held off the attentions of Italian Tom when scoring over C&D last month with Sermons Mount and Gooseberry Bush well behind. He's fancied to follow up having run well again at Wolverhampton last Saturday. Pick A Little landed a claimer at Southwell before posting a below-par effort at this track three weeks ago, while Fleetwoodsands has something to prove over today's distance as his best form so far has come over an extra furlong. Decimate could prove best of the rest with a recent run under his belt.
Pick A Little 10-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Clear Praise (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Last Sovereign 4-1 (9-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Marajaa (9-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Captain Scooby 11-1 (9-2) Dwelt outpaced and soon ridden along, ran on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Steelcut (8-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol.
Indian Art (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Camache Queen (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Bahamian Lad (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Italian Tom (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Captain Scooby (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Sermons Mount (USA) 11-1 (9-4) In rear and pushed along, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Scooby (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Decimate 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bahri Sheen (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 18l behind Munaaseb (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Gooseberry Bush 50-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 10l behind Captain Scooby (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.