Light The City ran three times on the all-weather last month, scoring at Southwell in the first of them. He was in cracking form when last seen over timber in December and will make a bold bid to concede the weight. Persian Herald scored at Southwell in January but has disappointed subsequently, especially at Sedgefield last time where he started favourite but was well beaten. Broctune Papa Gio landed a novices' handicap at Doncaster a year ago but is now 17lb higher despite not winning subsequently so this can go to RHYMERS STONE. Lucinda Russell's charge looks a progressive type as he followed his victory at Newcastle with a very good effort at Ayr where he was attempting to defy an 8lb rise. He's on the same mark here and Craig Nicol's claim is a major plus.
Light The City (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led narrowly after 3 out, went left next, hung left between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Sam Lord (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Persian Herald 15-8fav (11-9) Tracked leaders and in rear, reminders before 3 out, soon weakened, went poor 3rd from 2 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, 28l behind Short Takes (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Rhymers Stone 3-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Plus Jamais (10-8) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Broctune Papa Gio 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching 2 out, every chance when mistake last, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Amir Pasha (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.