Luggers Hall won back on the Flat at Doncaster last month but could only manage third behind Take Two when favourite at Warwick next time and there may not be much between the pair on today's terms. Exceedexpectations has been in terrific form on the all-weather but has never won on Turf and more interesting is lightly-raced Wolverhampton winner He's No Angel. CACTUS VALLEY did well in his first season and better is expected this year. He ran subsequent November Handicap winner Art Scholar to a length-and-a-half at Nottingham last October and can defy top weight in this, though Royal Dutch is also respected and Richard Hughes may be able to get a tune out of the versatile Sheila's Buddy.
Cactus Valley (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden to lead 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Art Scholar (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Robin Hood (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Keen always towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 8l behind Universal (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden when hampered over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Malekov (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Alakhan (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 15l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Commitment 12-1 (8-11) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 3f out and soon edged right, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Nicholascopernicus (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Always in rear, last of 18, 29l behind Educate (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Sheila's Buddy 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Harry Buckle (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Luggers Hall (IRE) 11-8fav (8-1) Held up, stayed on well final 2f, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Take Two (8-10) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Take Two 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven and weakened 3f out, won at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Cool Sky (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
He's No Angel (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Close up on outer, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Shockingdancer (8-5) by 7l, 9 ran.
Balady (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Steadied start held up in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Tadabeer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Halling Dancer 8-1 (9-4) Keen track leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 16l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Exceedexpectations 11-4 (9-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Rossetti (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Snow Hill 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rearm headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 39l behind John Louis (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Jul.
Royal Dutch 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Never Perfect (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Led, soon clear, headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Alsahil (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Dandy (GER) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 26l behind Arch Villain (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.