RELIC ROCK, who won at Wetherby on his first start for Steve Gollings and probably came up against a decent bumper horse at Doncaster subsequently, is fancied to shrug off his penalty and get back to winning ways. Relentless Dreamer was second over course and distance in December and should make the frame again while there should be more to come from Some Plan, who was runner-up at Down Royal on his debut and has joined Tom George since. The market is likely to be the best guide to the chances of newcomers Paskalis and Tiger Feat and points winner Fletchers Flyer.
Relic Rock (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish to take 2nd, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Zeroeshadesofgrey (11-6) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Fletchers Flyer (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Rcd 2nd, ld from 5th, 3l adv gng best aftr 2out, sow & eased cl home, impressive, won at Kilworth 3m ire ptp in Mar '13 beating Let's Celebrate (12-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
King Kayf Kayf Tara gelding out of Firecracker Lady.
Master Vintage 9-2 (11-4) Took keen hold in last pair, steady headway on outside 6f out, went modest 3rd over 1f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Paskalis Kayf Tara gelding out of Easter Comet.
Periquest 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 4f out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Monbeg Theatre (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Relentless Dreamer (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked winner throughout, challenged 4f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace and no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Askamore Darsi (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Some Plan (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Mid-division, progress into 6th 4f out, 3rd 3f out, improved to challenge 2f out, soon ridden to lead, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Minnie Mustang Midnight Legend mare out of Mustang Molly.
Tiger Feat Tiger Hill gelding out of Hannah's Dream.