Lord Singer didn't have much in the tank when winning at Plumpton last time and is passed over in favour of COUNTY ZEN, whilst Sambulando and Cool Touch are respected. The selection is worth chancing on this return to the track after 510 days on the sidelines given the good form of the yard. His mark is 7lb lower than when third to Wingman in the 2008 Totesport Trophy at Newbury and this unexposed gelding can make a winning return to the fray. Lord Singer is 9lb higher in a better race after winning at Plumpton, Mohayer has been taking advantage of a good mark recently but is now back up in the weights, whilst blinkers need to have a big impact on Quartano as he drops in grade. Johnny Mullen has some solid novice form but is now up against the bigger boys, Sambulando was outclassed in the Imperial Cup but rates a player on his run behind Bothy, whilst Cool Touch is unexposed and has the beating of Sambulando on the Taunton Bothy run. Tyson should come on plenty for his reappearance here earlier in the month, whilst Olympian's second to Spirit River has been franked, however the vote is given to County Zen.
Mohayer (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in rear on inside, headway going well approaching 3 out, switched right and stumbled just before 2 out, went 2nd before last, shaken up briefly to challenge flat, soon led, cleverly, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb beating L'Eau Du Nil (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Lord Singer (FR) 6-5fav (11-5) Pulled hard, headway to lead after 1st, set good pace and clear before 4th, 15 lengths ahead on long run to 3 out, about 8 lengths clear and ridden when blundered last, always holding flat, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy beating Just Beware (10-1) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
County Zen (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Mid-division until weakened 3 out, 12th of 15, 34l behind Sentry Duty (11-0) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in Nov '08.
Quartano (GER) 100-1 (11-7) Close up on outside, lost place 4 out, soon behind, 10th of 17, 40l behind Peddlers Cross (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd.
Johnny Mullen (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 14, 30l behind Peveril (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Feb.
Sambulando (FR) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 11th of 23, 35l behind Qaspal (10-3) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) gs.
Cool Touch (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up, pulled hard, headway 3rd, close 4th when fell 7th, in a race won by Miss Ladybird (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs, 10 ran.
Tyson (SAF) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden after 7th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Maraafeq (11-7) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Olympian (FR) 17-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out effort and every chance on outside next, soon ridden, one pace approaching last, 3rd of 15, 11l behind Akarshan (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.