THROUGH THE FOREST is the preference ahead of On Terms and Mullitovermaurice. Walter Swinburn's team have continued in good form and his filly is actually 1lb below her last winning mark. Granted, that victory obtained at Southwell, but it could be worth chancing that the subsequent effort at Wolverhampton was a bad day at the office. On Terms appears to get on well with Hayley Turner and this smooth traveller is sure to be bang there. Mullitovermaurice ran his best race for some time at Wolverhampton and is allowed to try again off the same mark. Peintre D'Argent was not hammered for a victory at the Dunstall Park and makes some appeal at the bottom of the handicap. Iceman George does return from a spell over hurdles but he's dropped plenty in the weights and the market should be watched. Champagne Fizz is a previous course winner. Through The Forest is the pick.
Filun 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Blue Tango (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Champagne Fizz (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, not clear run from 2f out until over 1f out, not clear run again and switched right inside final furlong, finished well, 4th of 10, 3l behind Carlton Scroop (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Bussell Along (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 12, 10l behind Vulcanite (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up, shaken up 3f out, never in contention, 8th of 14, 14l behind Brockfield (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
On Terms (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, chased leader 11f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Cold Turkey (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Good Buy Dubai (USA) 11-1 (8-7) Mid-division, never a factor, 10th of 12, 6l behind Karky Schultz (9-6) at Folkestone 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Comrade Cotton 33-1 (8-9) Raced wide throughout, held up, headway over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Karky Schultz (9-6) at Folkestone 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Mullitovermaurice 12-1 (8-13) Close up, effort to chase leaders over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Peintre D'argent (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pachakutek (USA) 80-1 (8-5) Always in rear, ridden halfway, driven and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 11, well behind Waahej (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Flying Squad (UAE) 11-2fav (9-6) Held up in touch, good headway 8f out, led well over 4f out, headed 3f out, one pace, 4th of 13, 6l behind Swords (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Through The Forest (USA) 4-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 28l behind Dazzling Begum (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Playful Asset (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 9l behind Sedgwick (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Iceman George 25-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and lost place over 3f out, last of 13, well behind Bivouac (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Peintre d'Argent (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Largem (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.