Dancing Shadow only found one too good at Exeter on his debut and Kayf Blanco has been placed a couple of times, though returns following a winter break. RYDE BY KNIGHT comes from solid National Hunt stock and is likely to know what's required. He may have too much pace for stablemate Laurium and winning pointer Oficial Ben. Miles To Memphis is another newcomer to monitor in the betting but it looks like Free Of Charge will need a bit more time.
Dancing Shadow (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 6f out, pushed along and ran green from 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Trickaway (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Free Of Charge (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) In touch, effort over 4f out, no extra final 2f, 5th of 7, 29l behind Mountain Of Mourne (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Kayf Blanco 10-1 (11-4) Settled in mid-division, headway into 4th approaching straight, went 2nd and challenged over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but not match winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Wrath Of Titans (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.
Loves Blind (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Naughty Marietta.
Miles To Memphis (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Phillis Hill.
Oficial Ben (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Made all & jw, 2l adv & rddn brfly aftr 2out, 8l adv gng best when good jump last, sow, eased nr fin, v impressive, won at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gd in Dec beating Young Mr Gorsky (11-9) by 6l, 14 ran.
Run On Sterling 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until pushed along 4f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 30l behind Thomas Brown (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Ryde By Knight Grape Tree Road gelding out of Knight Ryde.
Vinnie The Pooh (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Ministerial Model.
Scarlett Lady 20-1 (10-7) In touch, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 45l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr '12.
Bo's Return Tobougg gelding out of Lamp's Return.
Laurium Gold Away gelding out of Silver Peak.
Manhattan Mead 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden 5f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 20l behind Pitter Patter (10-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) sft in Jan.