Sofias Number One won the previous race on this card a year ago and is just as happy over this shorter trip. She's twice been beaten off lower marks recently but her rider's claim will aid her cause. Repetition has shot up the weights and is 9lb higher than his victory here in January, though he holds Pick A LIttle on their run at Doncaster. But Sakash is in very good form and looks a threat to all as he has a victory over track and trip to his credit while Tartan Trip is back on the same mark as when beating three rivals here in January. SEVERIANO is still a maiden but went close in a maiden here in January and can return on a 7lb lower mark so could be the one to be on in a tight handicap.
Repetition 14-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no extra towards finish, 4th of 17, 4l behind Eutropius (9-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sofias Number One (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Sakash 6-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, edged left and went 2nd over 1f out, ridden hung left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Tartan Trip 8-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 14l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Pabusar 50-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Pick A Little 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Harry Bosch (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Severiano (USA) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon edged left and no impression, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Alice's Dancer (9-3) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.