Kevin Ryan's Reverend Green won a bumper here in January and followed that with a debut success on Flat racing rules when successful in a maiden later in the month over an inadequate mile before not being disgraced on his handicap debut when third behind Spruce over 1m4f and he has solid claims dropped a furlong but more solid chances are held by Whooshka, who gets the vote over Kingsdale Orion. Brian Ellison's gelding did not seemingly take to hurdles at Newcastle last month and should do better back on the level racing off just a 1lb higher mark than when second to Shadows Lengthen here in January. Mick Easterby's Country Road is unexposed after just four starts and has to be considered on his Fibresand debut, while Alan Swinbank's Full Speed should do better over this trip having looked outpaced over a mile last time. The vote then goes the way of Peter Chapple-Hyam's Whooshka, who has shown improved form for racing on the Fibresand and he can resume winning ways off a 1lb lower mark than when narrowly beaten by Eseej over course and distance last time.
Full Speed (GER) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 6l behind Trans Sonic (7-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.
Reverend Green (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced when pace quickened over 2f out, ridden and kept on to go 3rd 1f out, never dangerous, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Spruce (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Shadows Lengthen (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Whooshka (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, ridden to chase winner 3f out, driven to challenge when carried right from over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Eseej (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Country Road (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Soon led, veered badly left to wide outside and headed over 1f out, kept on after, not recover, 5th of 13, 5l behind King's Salute (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.