Cane Cat and Abigails Angel have claims on their recent placed efforts but still look a shade high in the weights. In contrast, VALLEY TIGER nearly followed up a victory at Wolverhampton when runner-up back at the same track last time and Richard Fahey's charge looks up to scoring again off his current mark. Storm Runner appears to be in the handicapper's grip now and Brown Pete may reverse earlier running on better terms, while Galloping Minister and Hathaway can be given a shout on the pick of their form.
Cane Cat (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 4l behind Super Duplex (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Abigails Angel 11-2 (9-6) Always prominent, ridden to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Super Duplex (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Valley Tiger 5-2fav (9-8) Held up in last pair, steady headway on outside over 3f out, disputing close 4th 2f out, in 2nd place last half furlong, kept on but held close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Warden Bond (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
The Which Doctor 20-1 (8-10) Very slowly away in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f, never nearer, 6th of 14, 12l behind Fluctuation (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Whodathought (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Slowly away in rear, behind final 3f, last of 12, 20l behind Maslak (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Storm Runner (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Missed break, held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 8l behind Rezwaan (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Brown Pete (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon prominent, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, weakened close home, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Khun John (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 9, 5l behind John Louis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Galloping Minister (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Led until over 6f out, stayed prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Postscript (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Hathaway (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 7l behind Patriotic (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.