SIR GEOFFREY looks to have the best chance of the Dandy Nicholls quartet. He beat stablemate Silaah over C&D on his Fibresand debut and there should be more to come on this surface. Cape Vale disappointed over 5f recently, with Luscivious further behind, but that may have come too soon after winning over the 6f trip here. Green Manalishi, Mo Mhuirnin and Waveband have yet to encounter Fibresand but the latter makes most appeal if taking to the surface.
Green Manalishi 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, still pressing leaders when carried left final 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Sunrise Safari (8-8) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gf in Oct.
Waveband 12-1 (9-4) Soon tracking leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Piscean (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Luscivious 12-1 (9-7) Prominent, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Dec.
Nickel Silver 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 18l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Dec.
Mo Mhuirnin (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Dwelt, soon intouch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs in May.
Cape Vale (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) With leader, under pressure halfway, soon lost place, 5th of 7, 8l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Dec.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden clear final furlong, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec beating Silaah (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Silaah 6-1 (8-8) Led, clear 2f out, ridden inside furlong, weakened and headed towards finish, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Edinburgh Knight (8-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Duplicity 17-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 30l behind Final Drive (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.