DUBAI SONNET has a 7lb penalty to contend with but couldn't have won any easier when strolling home at Sedgefield earlier this month. He's the one to beat in this company. The Grey Taylor went close again when finding only It's A Sting too good at Market Rasen with Acertain Circus not far behind in third. Karisma King showed plenty of promise on his debut at Wetherby when only fading close home and he can figure while 29,000 euros purchase Horsted Valley is related to hurdle winners in France and worth noting on his racecourse debut.
Dubai Sonnet 3-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 6f out, led on bit over 1f out, soon clear, very easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs beating Ardenlee Lad (10-5) by 8l, 5 ran.
Carmino (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Prominent, pushed along and lost place after 5f, well beaten over 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Delgany Demon (10-11) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Dicky Shore 66-1 (10-9) Led early, tracked leader, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 13, 50l behind Supasundae (10-9) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Karisma King 20-1 (11-1) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Up The Bees (10-11) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Ruaraidh Hugh (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden and struggling 8f out, some headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 26l behind Great Try (11-2) at Southwell 2m (4) std in Feb.
The Grey Taylor (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Its A Sting (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Acertain Circus 22-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Its A Sting (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Horsted Valley Fair Mix gelding out of Kullu Valley.
Justcallhimbilly Phoenix Reach gelding out of Rainbows Guest.
Foreverbest (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Always behind, tailed off halfway, last of 13, well behind Falcon's Present (11-2) at Southwell 2m amat nhf (6) gd in May.
Wabanaki Legend 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, pushed along and lost place before 6f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 45l behind Gone Forever (10-0) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) hvy in Jan.