Santo Thomas was raised 9lb for finishing a close third at Bangor, which seems harsh, and may find at least one too good again here. Truckers Princess' only win under Rules came in a seller while Amazing Star has been well beaten in both starts since landing a gamble at Uttoxeter in November. Whistling Senator and OSGOOD both have the scope to improve now tackling handicaps and the latter is fancied to come out on top today dropped in grade after a decent run at big odds at Taunton. Catterick third Deny may be the pick of the remainder with Be Kind returning from a lengthy absence.
Be Kind 8-1 (11-12) Struggling in rear when fell 4 out, in a race won by Osmosia (11-6) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 200-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, went 5th before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 14, 35l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Osgood 33-1 (11-4) Held up, 7th and ridden after 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 22l behind Dildar (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Santo Thomas (FR) 16-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 5th, went 3rd from 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Share Option (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Song of Pride (GER) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 20, 33l behind Dr Kildare (10-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug '09.
Amazing Star (IRE) 17-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Arrow Barrow (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Truckers Princess (IRE) 17-2 (11-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 4th, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Ophelia's Kiss (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Little Bob 50-1 (10-10) Led, sometimes jumped right, headed 3 out, weakened before next, hit last, 6th of 11, 31l behind Painter Man (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Carbon Print (USA) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd briefly 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 7th of 11, 21l behind Ruby Valentine (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Alarming Alacrity (IRE) 150-1 (10-13) Chased leaders who went clear 3rd, behind 6th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Darlan (11-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Deny 15-2 (10-0) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, dropped towards rear after 3rd, headway 3 out, chased leaders approaching last, ridden and stayed on flat, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Endeavor (11-0) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.