The veteran MASAI MOON is making the most of a slide down the weights. He's already won twice over track and trip this month and a treble looks on the cards given Rod Millman's charge remains on a decent mark compared to his best form. But Pick A Little will be no pushover as he also bids for hat-trick having followed up a win at Wolverhampton with victory over course and distance. Greenhead High and Indian Affair are closely matched on latest running on the Polytrack, although the latter has the better record on this surface, while Only Ten Per Cent won four times here in 2012 but his victory in a seller here in January is his only win since.
Masai Moon 7-4fav (9-5) Dwelt raced wide in rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Laughing Rock (9-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Pick A Little 2-1fav (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan beating Divertimenti (8-13) by 2l, 11 ran.
Indian Affair 6-1 (8-9) Prominent on outside, disputing 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd and edged left inside final furlong, ran on in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Greenhead High (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Greenhead High 11-2 (8-13) Made all, wide on bend over 1f out, soon ridden, hung left towards finish, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Indian Affair (8-9) by shd, 7 ran.
Monnoyer 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Star Up In The Sky (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Hab Reeh 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 6l behind Masai Moon (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.