Hoh Hoh Hoh is more than capable of taking the honours in this handicap having slipped to a fair mark but he has no experience of the Fibresand and looks best left out of calculations in a race taken to go to the in-form WHERE'S REILEY, who is preferred to Rebel Duke. The Ollie Pears-trained gelding won his fourth race here when successful over course and distance when last seen at the beginning of the year and he has to be respected despite having gone up 8lbs since then. David Nicholls has his string in good heart so Fol Hollow has to be considered on his reappearance having not been seen since September, while Ruth Carr's Excusez Moi also comes back after a long break but the yard's runners are not in great form. Mark Johnston does have his team going really well and his runner, Thebes, has to be respected having been running well at Wolverhampton in recent starts and he has gone well here in the past. Bryn Palling's Arthur's Edge showed improved form at the back end of the last turf flat season and has every chance if ready for his return but preference is for Where's Reiley, who can do little wrong at present. David Barron's gelding has won his last three starts over course and distance and has given the suggestion that there is more to come from him so he can defy the penalty for his latest success.
Rievaulx World 66-1 (8-10) Disputed lead on rail to over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, last of 17, 30l behind Kingsgate Native (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Rebel Duke (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Hampered start, tracked leaders, headway to lead well over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan beating Nickel Silver (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Excusez Moi (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Collateral Damage (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.
Arthur's Edge 18-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, regained lead inside final furlong, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Fullandby (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Something (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 20, 7l behind Light From Mars (8-13) at York 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Swift Gift (9-4) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Thebes 9-2 (8-12) Always prominent, led halfway, challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Tiddliwinks (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) With leader far side, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Green Manalishi (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Luscivious 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 8l behind Tourist (8-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 4-1 (9-1) Joined winner after 1f, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Le Toreador (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in last place, close enough, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs beating Punching (8-4) by hd, 6 ran.
Captain Carey 11-4 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, struggling after, last of 5, 11l behind Golden Destiny (9-4) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Aug.
Pawan (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along always in rear, last of 4, 6l behind Le Toreador (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Where's Reiley (USA) 7-4fav (9-4) Restless stalls, dwelt, soon prominent, went 2nd 2f out, shaken up to lead approaching 1f out, quickened clear, comfortable, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Spic 'n Span (8-8) by 3l, 7 ran.