Brian Ellison's PENDRAGON was good value for his win over course and distance last month and can defy the 4lb rise for that one length defeat of Fitzolini, getting the vote over Granakey and Special Cuvee. The Andy Haynes-trained gelding has been running consistently well here in recent starts and he should again be thereabouts but may have to settle for a place at best once more. Alan Swinbank's Lilly Grove is less exposed than most of these after just four starts but needs to improve on the form shown when well held behind Borasco here last time to take a hand in the finish. Tony Carroll's Bold Diva came good when winning here in a handicap over seven furlongs earlier this month but an 8lb rise for that success looks harsh. Richard Fahey's Bajan Pride may do better now switched back to the Fibresand having disappointed of late on the Polytrack and is only 4lbs higher than when scoring here in January so he cannot be discounted. Ian Williams' Granakey has run well in his last two starts here and has claims but it is hard to get away from Pendragon, who can follow up his win here last time.
Special Cuvee 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Rub Of The Relic (7-13) at Southwell 1m Claiming Stakes (0-65) (4yo+) (6) fbs.
Kaballero (GER) 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner halfway until ran wide on bend into straight 2f out, no chance after, 4th of 7, 15l behind Lastkingofscotland (8-12) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Pendragon (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden hung left and led over 1f out, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb beating Fitzolini (9-2) by 1l, 13 ran.
Bajan Pride 8-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, led over 6f out until 4f out, chased leader until weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Flighty Fellow (10-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Lilly Grove 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Borasco (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) fbs in Feb.
Positivity 11-1 (9-0) Raced wide, held up, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 21l behind Well Of Echoes (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Very Well Red 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung right 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 5l behind Magic Haze (9-0) at Southwell 1m app hcp (0-58) (6) fbs in Feb.
Bold Diva 11-2 (8-10) Held up, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs beating Scruffy Skip (8-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Granakey (IRE) 7-2fav (8-5) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Positivity (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Amber Moon 18-1 (7-13) Led, headed 7f out, chased leader until over 4f out, struggling over 3f out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Whooshka (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f fll hcp (0-75) (5) fbs.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, rallied to lead again near finish, won at Southwell 1m Claiming Stakes (0-65) (4yo+) (6) fbs beating Sir George (8-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Border Fox 25-1 (8-9) Raced wide, pushed along in mid-divion, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 6l behind Bold Diva (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Red Dagger (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Held up, mostly always in rear, 8th of 12, 12l behind Sworn Tigress (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Son Of Monsieur 14-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division,weakened well over 3f out, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 49l behind Shandelight (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.