Bellgrove couldn't cope with Mandarin Sunset over an extra half-mile on this track last time but makes his handicap debut from a fair mark and should go close. PASS MUSTER likes it here and arrives in very good heart after landing a jumpers' bumper at Southwell. With Adam Nicol's claim to help he looks good enough to gain his second victory on the track. Cool Sky has to be a big threat as he was only just behind the selection at Southwell and makes his handicap debut over timber off what could prove a lenient mark. Dante's Frolic landed a Catterick maiden a year ago and was returning from a long absence when running well for a long way at Kelso in December.
Tom Wade (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear of mid-division, never a factor, 10th of 13, 45l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std.
Overpriced 15-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, reminders before 4 out, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Cool Baranca (GER) 25-1 (11-1) In touch in mid-division, closed 4th, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Ubaltique (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Bellgrove (IRE) 13-8fav (11-0) Made most, hit 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden and headed flat, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mandarin Sunset (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Cool Sky 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, ran on well from over 1f out, pressed for 2nd inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Pass Muster (11-1) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden 2 out, no impression when fell last, in a race won by Bogside (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Pass Muster 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan beating Dawalan (10-7) by ns, 16 ran.
Dante's Frolic 14-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent 5th, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 11, 9l behind Ubaltique (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.