Hi Note has been hurdling since ending the last Flat season with a double. Only 3lb higher on her first start since November, she could figure in the finish. Soweto Star and Broughtons Bandit have claims on their recent efforts over 2m and 1m3f winner Bramshill Lass has a shout if lasting home over this longer trip. Ctappers is another who should go well but July's soft ground winner Dew Reward is 6lb higher on his first start since. The veteran LLAMADAS was absent from the track for over five years but has been making up for lost time since returning to action. He can record his third win since December back over today's trip after a recent fourth over 1m5f at Lingfield.
Ordensritter (GER) 20-1 (9-4) Awkwardly away raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Stand Guard (10-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Dew Reward (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up rear of mid-division, headway before halfway, ridden and chased leaders over 3f out, led approaching final 2f, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul beating Mollyow (8-9) by nk, 11 ran.
Llamadas 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Linkable (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hi Note 5-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, smooth headway to lead 3f out, hard pressed 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep beating Gordon Flash (8-13) by ns, 9 ran.
Bramshill Lass 3-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Attwaal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Soweto Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Guards Chapel (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Broughtons Bandit 2-1fav (8-10) Led, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, edged right and bumped, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Jezza (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ctappers 14-1 (8-2) Held up in 4th, close up over 4f out, driven and outpaced in 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Broxbourne (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Our Play (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division on outside, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 25l behind Tidy Affair (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Stravita 11-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 19l behind Me Fein (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar '10.