KAZBOW once raced off a mark in the 90s but lost his way before returning with a bang at Southwell where he completed a double in February. He looks the one to beat though Wily Fox will ensure he doesn't have things his own way as he's won twice over hurdles during the winter and ran well over a lightly shorter trip here recently when Stickleback wasn't far behind and My Arch, who generally goes well on the track, well beaten. Kalamill is still a maiden but getting closer and is on a fair enough mark as is Jeu De Roseau, who has scored over hurdles since his last victory on the Flat at Newcastle.
Kazbow (IRE) 2-1 (9-1) Led early, prominent, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again near finish, won at Southwell 2m clm stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Stand Guard (9-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Riptide 25-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 40l behind Domination (8-9) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
My Arch 14-1 (9-12) Held up in last trio, never involved, 9th of 14, 11l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Kalamill (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed appproaching final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Foster's Road (8-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Mar.
Wily Fox 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, led approaching final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, one pace and no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) In touch on outside, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Come Here Yew (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Maid Of Meft 16-1 (8-13) Taken down early, held up in last trio, headway on outside 4f out, in touch and pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bijou Dan 16-1 (9-13) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along after 6f, never dangerous, 13th of 15, 38l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Father Shine (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders until 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Go Amwell 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, plugged on final 2f, 7th of 11, 21l behind Lady Mandy (8-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Galley Slave (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Soon pused along in touch, ridden along halfway, soon behind, 13th of 15, 23l behind King's Sabre (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun '10.
Stickleback 25-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders until outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, never going pace to threaten, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.