Rasheed finally won his first handicap when scoring over C&D last month, but he only prevailed by a head and is 4lb higher today. SWITCHED OFF makes more appeal as he returned to the Flat with a decent third over track and trip last time and is dropping down a grade here for a stable in flying form. Sand Skier has had his chances off lower marks recently and failed, while Kidlat remains reluctant to make the most of a slide down the weights. Rocky Rebel will find this tougher than the Wolverhampton maiden he picked up last time but Kames Park has place claims back over a shorter trip.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Gulf of Naples (9-1) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct.
Sand Skier 15-2 (8-12) Led until over 6f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 7, 22l behind La Estrella (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Switched Off 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 5f out, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Art Scholar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kidlat 11-8fav (8-7) With leader, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Wisecraic (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Rasheed 10-3 (9-4) Tracked leader and keen, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Dance For Livvy (8-10) by hd, 8 ran.
Bennelong 9-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th, headway on 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, hung right and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Focail Maith (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kames Park (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 7, 7l behind Chabada (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rowan Ridge 4-1 (9-4) Prominent, effort 2f out, stayed on under pressure closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, hd behind Ay Tay Tate (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
Rocky Rebel 11-8fav (9-3) Led 3f, chased leader, lost 2nd over 6f out, went 2nd again over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon shaken up and clear, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol beating Satwa Ballerina (8-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.