BYRD IN HAND found only one too good dropped into this lowly grade a fortnight ago. He may come good on this occasion. Chez Vrony had gone close on a couple of occasions at Wolverhampton before disappointing at this track and Claude Monet made the frame here before a poor effort on his latest start. Compton Silver is another with placed form this year but Zed Candy Girl actually won a race at Wolverhampton in January and is reunited with winning partner Luke Morris for this.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, raced keenly and soon recovered to lead after 1f, joined inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 11, nk behind Fire King (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 5l behind Ghost Train (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Brown Pete (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 10l behind Prime Exhibit (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Chez Vrony 9-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Callisto Light (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Compton Silver 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, hampered just inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 9l behind Grandiloquent (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Claude Monet 3-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 14l behind Bennelong (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Sakhee's Alround 20-1 (9-0) Refused to race, in a race won by Skidby Mill (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov, 10 ran.
Royal Intruder 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden, headway and switched right over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Dustland Fairytale (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Palladius 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Missile Command (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Zed Candy Girl 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pressed leader 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tijuca (9-7) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Mobley Chaos 33-1 (9-1) Dwelt in rear, effort 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 21l behind All Right Now (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Just Five (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Behind and outpaced, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Poppy Bond (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 6th of 9, 11l behind Exceedexpectations (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Appyjack 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway between horses entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Addikt (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.