Haajes never figured at Southwell last month but is better on Turf and not badly handicapped. He can get involved but it might be the turn of WASEEM FARIS today. The latter makes a quick reappearance after running on late to finish fifth at Windsor on Monday and gets the vote. Expose has been winning on the Polytrack and this looks slightly easier than his latest task behind Taajub, while Sir Geoffrey scored off a much lower mark at Yarmouth last year but usually saves his best for the Fibresand at Southwell.
First In Command (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Rusty Rocket (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Expose 4-1 (8-8) Raced wide, keen always in rear, 8th of 9, 4l behind Taajub (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Pulled hard and hung left soon after start, saddle slipped before halfway, eased, last of 8, 27l behind Rambo Will (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up last, headway over 1f out, cajoled along and ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-10) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Haajes 33-1 (8-12) In rear, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Royal Bajan (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Ruby's Day 20-1 (8-8) Outpaced, 8th of 9, 12l behind Tom Sawyer (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Mon Brav 33-1 (8-13) Behind far side group, weakened 2f out, soon hung left, 11th of 19, 21l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Willbeme 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Perfect Pasture (10-1) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always behind, 6th of 7, 11l behind Expose (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Medici Time 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, some headway final furlong, no impression, 7th of 9, 5l behind Perfect Pasture (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 6l behind Foxy Music (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.