Black Geronimo beat better horses than this in a claimer over 6f here in November. But that now seems like a fluke on the evidence of his subsequent poor efforts. IT'S ALL A GAME looks a safer bet back on this surface as he scored over a mile here in January and could take the catching if allowed his own way on the front end. Mornin Mr Norris has struggled off higher marks since wining on this surface in August but Polytrack runner-up Jaegar Connoisseur could prove a threat if taking to the Fibresand.
Mccarthy Mor (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Baarez (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Black Geronimo 5-1 (8-13) Raced wide, ridden along in touch in rear, hung left to far side rail 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 7l behind Scarborough (8-4) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Volodina (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 30l behind Justonefortheroad (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gd.
It's All A Game 7-2 (8-11) Soon pressing winner until pushed along over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders but well held, lost places towards finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Cahal (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Jaeger Connoisseur (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Hampered start in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Howz The Family (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Mornin Mr Norris 7-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 11l behind Sheriff Of Nawton (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Picanight 20-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, with leader, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Hostile Fire (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Sleet (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 13, 32l behind Yenhaab (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.