The last three winners of this have all carried at least 11st6lb so Dungeness' welter burden should be no barrier to success. The course and distance winner is likely to be positively ridden again and will take some catching. Voltchesko has only found one too good at Lingfield and Leicester in his last two starts while Good Of Luck has run on the all-weather since finishing third at Bangor. GRAND MARCH's run behind Josses Hill at Newbury in December gave notice there was more to come. He's had a break since but looks nicely treated and could be a bit of value against more exposed rivals.
Dungeness 5-4fav (11-2) Led, pushed along and pressed on before 3 out, ridden before next, headed before last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Hold The Bucks (9-11) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Voltchesko (FR) 4-5fav (11-7) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, slipped slightly on bend after 5th, headway when not fluent 3 out, ridden and hung left after 2 out, mistake last, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Lost In Newyork (9-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Mr Fickle (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 9, 20l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Grand March 66-1 (10-9) Chased leader until 3 out, weakened from next, 6th of 22, 37l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Sambulando (FR) 22-1 (11-8) Prominent, outpaced after 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 7th of 8, 41l behind Absinthe (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May '12.
Who Am I 10-1 (11-0) Held up behind, outpaced 3 out, no impression when fell last, in a race won by James Pollard (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Tempuran 9-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 26l behind Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Good of Luck 7-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 5 out, went 2nd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Kayfrou (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs in Dec.
The Boogeyman (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, soon hung left, headed before next, one pace flat, 3rd of 13, 8l behind I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb '13.
Etania 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, chased leaders before next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 10, 24l behind Minella Reception (11-3) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Maxdelas (FR) 7-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4th, every chance 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 9, 37l behind Come On Annie (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.