SUPERIOR FIRE can recoup losses incurred when a beaten favourite on his debut at Warwick. He wasn't beaten far and is probably facing lesser rivals here. Quinlandio will be striving to go one better than at Ffos Las and the pair are receiving 14lb from Henllan Harri, beaten twice since making a winning debut on fast ground at Perth last summer. Newcomers to note include Broughtons Rhythm, and Well Rewarded. The latter is by Beneficial and a full brother to useful staying hurdler Call Rog.
Henllan Harri (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, pushed along in 4th over 3f out, modest 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Buckhorn Timothy (10-11) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) hvy in Jan.
Broughtons Rhythm Araafa gelding out of Broughton Singer.
Carnaross Norse Dancer gelding out of Miss Lewis.
Foolsandorses (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and struggling 5f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 11, 33l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Johns Luck (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 7f out, went 2nd over 4f ot until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 21l behind Binge Drinker (10-9) at Chepstow 2m (6) hvy in Feb.
Mazurati (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Mazuma.
Singh Is King Fair Mix gelding out of Leading Lady.
Tinos Tank (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, headway to chase leaders 7f out, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 34l behind Princess Tara (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Grand Introduction (IRE) Robin Des Pres gelding out of What A Breeze.
Quinlandio (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with easy winner when hung left under pressure inside final 2f, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Princess Tara (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Superior Fire (IRE) 10-3fav (10-4) Tracked leader, every chance 3f out, not much room brielfy over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Millicent Silver (10-12) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Well Rewarded (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Lady Fancy.
Westbrooke (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Stylist.
Catcharose (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 6f out, soon no chance with leaders, 6th of 13, 37l behind Rhythm Star (10-5) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) hvy in Jan.