Winds And Waves came good over 2m6f at Huntingdon last month and Jake Greenall's claim partly reduces a 10lb rise in the weights. Ballymoat was only beaten a neck at Catterick last time and makes more appeal than disappointing stablemate Koultas King while Tim Easterby also runs two with Ballymartin King preferred to Vintage Times. Combustible Kate and Spanish Fork are starting to look exposed but there may be more to come from Racey Lacey and Gonow has shown some ability. BECKHANI looked ready for a further step up in distance when third to Big Society over 2m3f at Exeter. He gets his chance here and can make a winning debut in handicaps for an in-form team.
Winds And Waves (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent, led before 6th, went left last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan beating Ali Baba (11-5) by 6l, 16 ran.
Beckhani 10-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out until between last 2, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 17, 17l behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Koultas King (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by De La Bech (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Ballymoat 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon chased winner, every chance run-in, just held near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Gonow 5-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 24l behind Dungeel (11-5) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Ballymartin King (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before laast, 5th of 17, 29l behind Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Combustible Kate (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) With leader, led 3rd, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 31l behind Victor Hewgo (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Grand Shift (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, close up, blundered 7th, mistake 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 15l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Iconic Rose 50-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 6th, well held from 3 out, 6th of 15, 23l behind Merry King (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan '12.
Racey Lacey 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, went 3rd over 7f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Border Station (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Vintage Times (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, mistake 3 out, some headway before 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 22l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Not fluent 5th, always in rear, behind 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Master Of The Sea (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.
Milan Royale 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 20, 38l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.