Raging Bear posted his best effort so far when second at Kempton in December but the form looks nothing special and he hasn't raced since. IMPERIAL GLANCE also returns from a lay-off but won his maiden at Epsom when last seen at the track in September and the third has boosted the form since with a win. Andrew Balding's colt can make a winning handicap debut as he's less exposed than both previous winners Club House and Sennockian Star though the latter looks a danger dropping down a grade. Angels Calling won a lowly handicap over 6f at Ffos Las last season but is 7lb higher on her reappearance.
Raging Bear (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Canadian Run (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Club House (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd and in rear, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 3, 2 1/2l behind Prophets Pride (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Sennockian Star 11-4 (8-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind King George River (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Imperial Glance 6-1 (9-3) Made most, ridden 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, edged right, driven & ran on gamely, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep beating The Scuttler (9-3) by shd, 6 ran.
Angels Calling 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 7, 16l behind Benoni (9-0) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (4) hvy in Sep.