This looks a good opportunity for TAG TEAM to get back to winning ways; the list of dangers is headed by Admiral Bond and Artesium. The selection makes plenty of appeal as he chased home Albero Di Giuda at Wolverhampton last month and that form has since been franked by the winner. Admiral Bond went close over 5f at Wolverhampton last month, but all his best form is over the minimum trip and this extra furlong today is not sure to suit. Artesium ran well in a handicap over 7f here last time and today's trip looks a little on the sharp side for him. Mister Incredible has course and distance form and on these terms he looks capable of getting competitive as he didn't finish far behind our selection at Wolverhampton last month. Fulford hinted at a return to form last time and if he can build on that third over this course and distance then he could also be a player. However, the vote is given to Tag Team who can regain the winning thread.
Redwater River 14-1 (8-4) With leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 19, 9l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Admiral Bond (IRE) 15-8fav (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish but no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Meikle Barfil (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Tag Team (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Tracked leader, came centre in straight, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Albero Di Giuda (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Artesium 11-1 (8-1) Keen early, prominent, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, took 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mocha Java (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Bertbrand 33-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 7l behind Clever Omneya (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Mister Incredible 25-1 (8-9) Raced wide in mid-division, driven along 2f out, effort on wide outside over 1f out, one pace when carried right inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Albero Di Giuda (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Steel Mask (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 9th of 12, 9l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.
Owed 100-1 (8-7) Chased winner until 3f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Madison Belle (8-6) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Willent 28-1 (8-8) Led early, prominent, ridden and hung right 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 9l behind Future Gem (8-12) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Fulford 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Whatyouwoodwishfor (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.