Spring Tonic showed enough last term to suggest he can win a race this year while Gabrial The Thug ran well on his debut at Chester only to disappoint on his latest start at York in October. TANAWAR has a fitness advantage over both having found only one too good at Wolverhampton earlier this month and he makes more appeal than Lingfield third Debdebdeb and the well-beaten Handiwork. The newcomers Speed Boogie and Burgoyne are both related to winners and worth a second glance in the betting.
Law Hill Zamindar colt out of Absoluta.
Spring Tonic 7-2 (9-5) In rear, pushed along 4f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 7l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Burgoyne (USA) Officer gelding out of Married For Money.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, came towards stand side 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 17l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) hvy in Oct.
Handiwork 12-1 (9-3) Chased leader until over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Sillabub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
King Wood (TUR) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away keen early, intouch in rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 22l behind Henry The Aviator (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Speed Boogie Oasis Dream colt out of Wickwing.
Tanawar (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, nk behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Debdebdeb 7-4fav (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden and switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ice Pie (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.