Aficionado went close in an amateurs race at Doncaster last Sunday and should figure, but MAGNOLIA RIDGE won an apprentices race at the same track a week ago. Rated 80 when landing a maiden race for Dermot Weld in Ireland last season, he remains on a winning mark for new connections and can go in again. Medieval Bishop will appreciate the return to a shorter trip after failing to stay 2m at York in September while Rosie Rebel can be given a chance on her third off today's mark at Catterick. Entihaa lost his way as last season progressed but was a runner-up in Class 2 company at Thirsk at the start of the year and would be thereabouts with a similar effort.
Entihaa 12-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 26l behind Calaf (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Gioia Di Vita 50-1 (8-1) Not much room start, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 22l behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Rosie Rebel 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Kalispell (8-9) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Forced Family Fun 7-2 (8-3) Held up in rear, not clear run just inside 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar beating Outlaw Torn (8-9) by 1l, 12 ran.
Danehill Flyer (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Tetbury (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Aficionado 4-1 (11-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Arthurs Secret (11-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 29l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
El Massivo (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, short of room and hampered over 2f out, never near leaders, 10th of 12, 21l behind Lady Of Yue (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Uncle Brit 6-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Mishrif (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.