Whispering Harry has the beating of Pagham Belle and Camptown Lady on his second to Withy Mills at Taunton last month but CAPPIELOW PARK looks the one to beat. Fleur Hawes' five-year-old came up against a progressive novice in Yorkist at Market Rasen last time having shown improved form when second at Fakenham earlier. Mikey Ennis' claim is a big positive on today's going. Few of the others arrive in any kind of form so the returning Marleno may run into a place on his first start for more than a year as he doesn't look badly treated on his best efforts.
Wordy's Boy 14-1 (11-9) Held up behind in touch, struggling 6th, tailed off 2 out, 7th of 8, well behind Persian Herald (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Marleno (GER) 18-1 (11-4) Held up in rear and keen, headway before and blundered
Cappielow Park 20-1 (10-1) Led, not fluent 4th, ridden and headed when not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Yorkist (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Lodgician (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place and raced awkwardly after 7th, pecked next, soon well behind, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by River Purple (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Whispering Harry 11-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, hit 3 out, led next, ridden and headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Chankillo 10-1 (10-12) Ridden early stages, prominent, led after 2nd, headed after 4th, weakened from next, tailed off, last of 4, well behind The Bull Hayes (10-12) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Quinola Des Obeaux (FR) 50-1 (11-5) Led until 3 out, chased leaders, weakened before next, 9th of 13, 38l behind Clonusker (10-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Spunky 50-1 (11-7) Always behind, 13th of 16, well behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Pagham Belle 13-2 (10-6) Led until not fluent 3rd, prominent, mistake 6th, led after 3 out, headed when mistake 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 16, 16l behind Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Camptown Lady 17-2 (10-13) Held up in rear, struugling 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 16 ran.