A trio of recent course and distance winners take each other on. Greenhead High popped up here last week and remains on a winning mark, despite a penalty, but Masked Dance was successful in a lowly seller and will find life tougher in this company. SEAMSTER defied a lengthy absence to beat Ridgeway Hawk with Red Shadow further behind over track and trip three weeks ago. Still well treated compared to his best form, a 7lb rise may not prevent Richard Ford's charge from following up. Romanticize ran well on her Fibresand debut last time and is another to consider.
Greenhead High 8-1 (9-1) Made all, 3 lengths clear halfway, driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb beating Colourbearer (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Masked Dance (IRE) 6-4 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Very First Blade (9-8) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Seamster 4-1 (9-4) Made most, clear approaching 2f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb beating Ridgeway Hawk (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Purley Queen (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, lost place over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind West Leake (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Kai 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Ace Master (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Romanticize 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind M J Woodward (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, never in contention, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Coastal Passage 9-4fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Media Jury (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Ridgeway Hawk 8-1 (9-5) Keen soon tracked winner, ridden 3f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Red Shadow 9-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Putin (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Reared start and slowly away, always in rear, last of 12, 9l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
My New Angel (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden and outpaced 5f out, soon struggling, 5th of 9, 26l behind Dewala (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.