WHAT KATIE DID and Hollow Jo come into this in fine form and the former just gets the nod. Milton Bradley's gelding What Katie Did remains well handicapped on some of his old form and ran on well to win over course and distance last time. These look to be his optimum conditions and he can defy a penalty to score under Jamie Spencer for the third time from as many mounts on him. Hollow Jo also scored over course and distance last time and has being raised 5lb for that success. He too is capable of following up, although he doesn't have as much good form as the selection from their respective current marks and so we will take him on. Littledodayno likes it around here but is not as consistent as either of the other pair and after a good run last time we are not sure what today will bring. Compton Classic continues to suffer for his consistency in that the handicapper is reluctant to drop him more than the odd pound before he goes up again. That will probably find him out again. Fizzlephut and Hart Of Gold are others in need of favours from the assessor and What Katie Did remains the pick.
What Katie Did (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, led entering final furlong, ridden inside final furlong and ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Guildenstern (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Hollow Jo 8-1 (9-7) Keen, held up in touch, pushed along and improved over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f hcap (6) pol in Feb beating Takaamul (8-9) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Hart of Gold 9-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden to chase leader 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Blue Tomato (8-6) at W'hampton 6f clm (6) pol.
Littledodayno (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Close up on inside, pushed along halfway, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Perlachy (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Zars Gold (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 9th before halfway, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 7l behind Toberanthawn (9-2) at Cork 5f app hcp 0-75 sft in Oct.
Fizzlephut (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Awkward start, chased leaders, ridden halfway, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Colorus (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Compton Classic 6-1 (8-4) Keen, tracked leader over 3f out, close up over 1f out, not quicken, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bahamian Lad (8-10) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Bishopbriggs (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind Street Power (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Prince of Delphi 9-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 3l behind Brunelleschi (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Peopleton Brook 14-1 (9-2) Mid division, ridden over 2f out, no headway and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Littledodayno (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Angel Voices (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Tracked leader until well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 6l behind Bavarica (8-2) at Lingfield 1m hcap (5) pol in Feb.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, wide straight, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 13, 9l behind Tyrannosaurus Rex (9-4) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.