Courageous is potentially well treated on his return to Turf while Haadeeth and One Way Or Another have been knocking on the door on Polytrack lately, though this heavy ground may not suit. MICK SLATES appeals as the type to go well fresh and his yard has been in good form lately. He stays further than this so won't be stopping if the leaders go off too quickly and Jason Hart's claim may give him the edge. Dutch Heritage won at Ayr last July and is another with decent claims and Kellys Eye finally took advantage of a tumble down the weights at Pontefract in September, though that was over the minimum.
Rigolleto (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 17l behind Lady Layla (7-12) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
Dutch Heritage 8-1 (8-6) Raced far side, slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 5l behind Take Cover (8-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, led approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep beating Sunny Side Up (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Divine Call 10-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 7l behind Fathsta (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-78) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Mick Slates (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace when short of room inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Lahaag (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Royal Reyah 18-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 11, 14l behind Common Touch (9-12) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 7th of 10, 5l behind Gabbiano (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Courageous (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Alpha Delta Whisky (8-12) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Haadeeth 7-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 1f out, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.