Mister Nibbles has been unable to build on his opening victory at Down Royal last June and his penalty makes him vulnerable. Wintered Well is also penalised for his short-head success over Wild West at Market Rasen last May but, though the long absence is a concern, he's shown he can win first time out. DR DALWHINNY is bred to be a smart middle-distance performer on the Flat and with his allowances a big plus he's taken to make a winning start to his career. Gold Futures' pedigree is all about jumping and he's one to watch for the future.
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway after about 3f to chase leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Wintered Well (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 5f out, went 3rd and ran green 2f out, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, held on close home, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May beating Wild West (10-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Alaplee 100-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out, 13th of 16, 37l behind Purple Bay (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Alfapoint 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders until weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Legacy Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Kukurudu (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off before 6f out, 9th of 12, well behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) With leader, led after about 5f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind No Deal (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Dr Dalwhinny Dr Fong gelding out of Snow Polina.
Gold Futures (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Don't Discount Her.
Mixed Blend Fair Mix gelding out of Proper Posh.
Billericay Allstar 100-1 (10-5) Pulled hard, soon prominent, led after 3f, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, well behind Fair Loch (11-2) at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gs in Feb.
Troubled Waters Kayf Tara filly out of Air Of Affection.