Tellovoi beat lower rated horses than these in a claimer here last time to record a hat trick. This is tougher but he won easily and should be thereabouts again. Thatchmaster will also find life more difficult having landed the odds in a maiden race over track and trip on his reappearance, but Greyfriarschorista ran well in this grade last month having won a lesser event here before that. NOBLE CITIZEN has taken to the Fibresand in no uncertain manner and won both starts over course and distance last month, the latest by four lengths. He's upped 8lb but can go in again in his current form.
Tellovoi (IRE) 1-2fav (9-6) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs in Jan beating Pelmanism (9-1) by 7l, 4 ran.
Noble Citizen (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, led over 1f out, kept on to go clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jan beating The Lock Master (9-6) by 4l, 5 ran.
Greyfriarschorista 2-1fav (8-7) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Frontier Fighter (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Jan.
Tasrih (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Pressed leader, led 3f out, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 6l behind Bowstar (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Thatchmaster (USA) 2-5fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear when edged right towards stands side rail inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m 4-5yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan beating Waveguide (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Sound Advice 16-1 (8-8) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Swing Alone (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Our Ivor 8-1 (9-2) Led, driven and headed 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 8, 26l behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jan.