Well beaten since winning over a mile here last month, Black Vale edges this at the weights, but not on recent form. LITTLE BIG MAN has that distinction on his win at Wolverhampton and he gets the nod with Richard Hughes taking over the reins today. The remainder make no appeal with Sand Stormer beaten out of sight on his last couple of starts and both Synonym and Fenella Foghorn having little chance on today's terms.
Fenella Foghorn 40-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Tullia (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Little Big Man 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 10, 8l behind Dont Have It Then (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Sand Stormer (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 19l behind Coiste Bodhar (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gs.
Black Vale (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 15l behind Iseemist (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Synonym (ITY) 16-1 (9-6) Raced very wide, close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 18l behind Biotic (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.