With the penalties now starting to mount up Frascati Park looks vulnerable, so a chance is taken with STRATFORD STROLLER. Others to monitor include: Red Rouble - a true National Hunt-bred who has winners in her pedigree, while Paddy The Pirate is from a yard going great guns and is worth keeping an eye on in the betting. Frascati Park has won twice at Market Rasen but is not expected to have any problems going left handed today. Admittedly, Carl Llewellyn's gelding has been a real eye catcher and has a bright future ahead of him. But the concession of 10lbs and over has to be a worry on this occasion. Therefore, it can pay to look for a bit of value against the likely warm favourite. With Stratford Stroller making the most appeal. As a half-brother to the highly talented Indian Scout, the Jonjo O'Neill-trained gelding can be expected to make a chaser in time. But he has to start somewhere and this could be a good time to side with Stratford Stroller before he goes on to the next phase of his education.
Frascati Park (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Made all, ridden over 2f out, drew clear approaching final furlong, comfortably, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in Sept beating Son of Flicka (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.
Books Review 40-1 (10-4) Made most, ridden and headed inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 7th of 18, 15l behind Henry King (11-0) at Newbury 2m 4yo nhf (5) gs in Nov.
Little Lord West (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway halfway, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Queen Poline (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m nhf (6) hvy in Feb.
Paddy The Pirate (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Double Flutter.
Rioroy Roi de Rome gelding out of Sainte Etoile.
Shadow Wood (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Safariyna.
Stratford Stroller (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Kemchee.
Barlin Bay Karinga Bay mare out of Aubade.
Devon Native (IRE) Double Trigger mare out of My Native Girl.
Beau Signor Piccolo gelding out of Blushing Belle.
Divy (FR) Highest Honor gelding out of Divination.
Phare Isle (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Pharenna.
Red Rouble (IRE) Moscow Society gelding out of Chirouble.
The Giant Bolster Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Divisa.