Elhamri and Prince Of Vasa have both been successful in lower grade events over C&D recently and will find this more difficult, while Mazovian has been well beaten in a couple of starts since scoring over 7f here in February. Mata Hari Blue scored over C&D early last year but is 16lb higher today having subsequently won twice on the turf and Rowan Spirit's last good effort was back in November when he finished second to PUNCHING. The latter can race off the same mark today and, as the multiple Fibresand winner usually runs his race here, Conor Dore's sprinter gets the vote dropping back down in grade today.
Bond Fastrac 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Rowan Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Garstang (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Mata Hari Blue 28-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway to chase clear leader over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind My Kingdom (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Punching 5-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Caldercruix (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Suddenly Susan (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon led, driven 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Captain Dimitrios (9-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Mazovian (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Imprimis Tagula (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Elhamri 3-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Strictly Pink (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 85-40fav (9-4) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar beating Joe Le Taxi (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced alone standside in touch, edged left halfway, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) gd in Oct.