Candelita won her maiden over course and distance but has yet to threaten in handicaps while multiple course winner Kingaroo still looks too high in the weights. Honest Strike is on a decent mark but ran a shocker when sent off favourite here last time while Revolving World has been placed at the track but his only win so far came back in 2007. CORN MAIDEN is only a tentative selection but she posted a much better effort when runner-up on her Fibresand debut earlier this month and may finally get to open her account in this.
Candelita 6-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 7l behind Hepworth (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Kingaroo (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 4f out, driven 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Rajeh (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Honest Strike (USA) 2-1fav (8-13) Close up, tracked leader over 5f out, led over 4f out, headed and hampered well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Lakota Ghost (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
La Giaconda 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 10, 29l behind Tropics (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Houdini Bright (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Midnight Bahia (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Revolving World (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Towards rear, progress on outer 8f out, pressed leaders over 4f out, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Corn Maiden 16-1 (8-4) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Lakota Ghost (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.