Diaktoros has gone close in both starts at Wetherby and Newbury and certainly deserves a change of luck. This could be his big opportunity but we're inclined to give another chance to GEORGIAN FIREBIRD as she won well at Catterick last month and was far from disgraced back there under a penalty next time when the winner was probably allowed too much rope out in front. Palm Grey was only headed close home on his debut at Catterick and is another worth a second look while Kempton third Bennachie should strip fitter here. Oleohneh won on debut at Newcastle in January but has gone backwards since and is now tried in headgear.
Bennachie (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in mi-division, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to well held 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Hi Bob 50-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden and edged left over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 41l behind Degooch (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Oleohneh (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind Grove Silver (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Palm Grey (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Landmarque (11-2) at Catterick 2m (5) gs in Feb.
Pegasus Walk (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Porter Tastes Nice.
Sir Tommy 25-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, took keen hold, led after 4f, headed over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, well behind Heritage Way (11-0) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Bouggietopieces 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, driven over 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 42l behind Coyaba (11-5) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Colonial Style (IRE) Gamut gelding out of The Dukes Pert.
Diaktoros (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Led 2f, tracked winner, ridden and one pace 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Pitter Patter (10-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) sft in Jan.
Georgian Firebird 9-4fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, went 3rd over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Degenerous (10-11) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (5) gs.