Lap Of Honour has had plenty of chances and will probably find at least one too good again here, while Exotic Man looks to have too much weight. Hi Dancer has disappointed of late but Samizdat has been in grand form and a hat-trick can't be discounted, even though he carries a 7lb penalty for his Huntingdon win. King's Chorister has been knocking on the door but so has WATERLOO CORNER, who races off the same mark as when just touched off by Shifting Gold over C&D 10 days ago. Ray Craggs' charge is fancied to go one better today.
Exotic Man (FR) 14-1 (10-9) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Raya Star (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Hi Dancer 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders and keen, every chance 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 11l behind Willie Hall (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
High Hoylander 11-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, chased leader, led before 3rd, hit 5th, headed 3 out, chased leader until weakened quickly before next, 7th of 9, 37l behind Kadouchski (10-3) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Feb.
Woody Valentine (USA) 40-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 12, 43l behind Texas Holdem (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
Lap of Honour (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Held up in in touch but in rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair from 2 out, one pace,no impression, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Rushwee (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Turf Trivia 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Warrior One (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Waterloo Corner 4-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 3 out, took narrow lead on inside 2 out, disputing lead flat, headed and not quicken close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Shifting Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Samizdat (FR) 4-1 (10-0) Held up in 3rd, closed and went 2nd before 5th, led after 3 out, 4 lengths ahead last, came well clear flat, won at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd beating Atared (10-9) by 8l, 10 ran.
Groove Master 16-1 (10-9) Chased leader, mistake 2nd, lost 2nd 4th, ridden and weakening when fell 3 out, in a race won by Jolly Roger (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Barbarian 50-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5th, hit 7th, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Sundown Trail (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.
Petrocelli 40-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, headway 3 out, weakened before next where hampered, 8th of 14, 20l behind Fujin Dancer (10-9) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
King's Chorister 3-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching and hit 3 out, ridden to lead last, headed narrowly run-in, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Imperial Breeze (11-9) at Ayr 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.