STANLEY RIGBY completed his hat trick over C&D a fortnight ago. He only won by a neck on that occasion and the handicapper will catch up with him soon, but it might not be today as Dandarrell looks the only serious danger. The latter was in good form here at the end of last year and won over 1m4f in December. He makes more appeal than Naheell, who has struggled since landing a double on the Polytrack last November, while General Tufto and Magnitude remain badly out of form.
General Tufto 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind The Lock Master (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Naheell 12-1 (9-7) Led 1f, soon in touch, lost place halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 8l behind Edgeworth (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Stanley Rigby 85-40 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan beating Mediterranean Sea (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Magnitude 12-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, effort 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind My Valley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Dandarrell 13-8fav (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Rosewin (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.