Course and distance winner Upper Lambourn has plunged down the weights but was beaten too far here last month to have any confidence in. VERY FIRST BLADE had Bachelor Knight well behind when successful at Wolverhampton last time and separated a couple of higher rated horses when runner-up in a claimer over track and trip before that. He's preferred to another recent Wolverhampton winner in Flow Chart and gets the vote. Illustrious Lad has yet to race on Fibresand but Sofias Number One and Onceaponatime are course winners who have slipped down the handicap and may figure.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 6l behind Littlecote Lady (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Very First Blade 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb beating Athaakeel (9-11) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Errigal Lad 10-1 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Invigilator (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner, lost two places close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Rightcar (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Flow Chart (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, not clear run over 1f out, headway soon after, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Cadmium Loch (9-5) by nk, 13 ran.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, no impression final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind My Name Is Rio (9-0) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Sofias Number One (USA) 14-1 (8-2) With winner until halfway, ridden over 4f out, soon dropped to rear, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Matavia Bay (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Littlecote Lady (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Ishi 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division on outside, lost place and drifted left from over 2f out, last of 13, 12l behind Chandrayaan (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Bachelor Knight (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 5l behind Very First Blade (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Bird Dog 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, soon ridden along, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, 40l behind Masked Dance (9-8) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Captain Cavallo 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, last of 4, 20l behind Saharia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Ring Of Fire 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, headway on outside 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 31l behind Polemica (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '11.