Dancing Daffodil and Prince Pippin finished one-two here in December over two and a half miles on the soft and look the pair to concentrate on once again. But Dancing Daffodil went on to run a fair fourth behind Jupiter Rex in late December and hasn't been seen since, whereas the latter has been in action on three more occasions, most recently when runner-up to the remarkably well-handicapped Chilbury Hill at this venue. He is weighted to reverse placings with Dancing Daffodil now and receives the vote. A market move for Tamira from the Hobbs team would have to be considered significant but Roseini, a course winner, looks a likelier each-way alternative especially when taking in to account the excellent form of her yard.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Prominent early, tracked leaders on inside, not much room after 4th, mistake 3 out, went 2nd after next, mistake last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Chilbury Hill (10-1) at Towcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Tamira 8-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon prominent, led after 1st, headed before next, not fluent 3rd, soon ridden and lost place, weakened 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Chilbury Hill (9-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Lombardy Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, headway 5th, fell 4 out, in a race won by Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb, 23 ran.
Dancing Daffodil 2-1fav (11-1) In touch, challenged 3 out to next, soon ridden and one pace, well held in 3rd when not fluent last, 4th of 14, 17l behind Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Behtarini (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Led, headed before 4th, soon weakened, 13th of 19, well behind Gizzit (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Roseini (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind, effort before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 23, 31l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Chilbury Hill (10-1) at Towcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Ede's 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders until outpaced and lost place 7th, strong rally on outside to press leaders before 2 out, led and went left 2 out, soon hard ridden, headed last, no extra and lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Haling Park (UAE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 36l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
By Command 50-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 28l behind Mutanaker (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.