Cobo Bay's has done all his winning on Polytrack and Mush Mir has proved disappointing since winning at Lingfield in December. Prince Charlemagne is a multiple winner on Polytrack and could figure on his belated debut on this surface, but MEDITERRANEAN SEA gets the vote. A string of recent placed efforts may give the impression she's hard to win with but she was unlucky to come up against the progressive Stanley Rigby last time, and Dontpaytheferryman before that, and John Jenkins' mare deserves another chance here. Deejan has a bit to find with the selection on latest running.
Cobo Bay 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Syrian (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, soon not much room, ridden over 1f out, squeezed between rivals inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Stanley Rigby (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Calculating (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Soon crossed over to lead and set strong pace, went clear halfway until over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly soon after, eased, tailed off, 4th of 6, 30l behind Muzo (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Mush Mir (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, wide straight and headed well over 1f out, hung left and hampered soon after, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Transformer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Prince Charlemagne (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up in 6th, outpaced over 3f out, struggling after, tailed off, 7th of 8, 23l behind Eseej (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Deejan (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Stanley Rigby (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.