BONNIE PRINCE BLUE may not be the force of old, as evidenced by a mark 23lb lower than when registering the last of his three C&D wins in April last year. However, he only just failed to catch the winner over 7f here on Tuesday and gets the vote to return to winning ways in an uninspiring handicap. Only Ten Per Cent went close in a maiden over C&D back in December and could figure along with Gracie's Gift, who regularly makes the frame over track and trip. Flow Chart and Tamino could prove best of the rest if producing one of their better efforts.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden 4f out, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 13l behind Prince Of Vasa (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Morermaloke 8-1 (8-13) Led until headed approaching final 2f, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 10, 21l behind Consistant (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Sabys Gem (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Bonnie Prince Blue 8-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, headway and switched left 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Tenancy (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Fluctuation (9-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Indian Dumaani 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Gala Spirit (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Tamino (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Elhamri (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Tawseef (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Awkward start, in touch over 5f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Jonnie Skull (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Takajan (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Steadied start, soon switched right, held up, ridden over 2f out, no real headway, 8th of 10, 10l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Young Simon 6-1 (10-1) Soon led, headed after 1f, led again over 3f out, edged right well over 1f out, soon headed, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 11l behind Avoncreek (10-2) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Flow Chart (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and not much room 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 5l behind All About You (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Mujahope 66-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, soon weakend, 10th of 11, 15l behind No Quarter (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.