The former Barney Curley inmate, Shouda, must be monitored closely in the market for his new yard but the choice is OUR PHYLLI VERA. Alan King's Motivator filly was travelling well when falling three out at Southwell on her handicap bow and, less exposed than her main rivals, inhabits a decent handicap mark in an ordinary-looking heat. She is taken to recoup those unfortunate Nottinghamshire losses at the prime expense of the consistent Arkaim, a fair enough second last time behind Lauberhorn at Huntingdon for the useful Sly and Andrews partnership. Prince Blackthorn needs to be considered at his best but has not been up to the task on his last two starts which rather tempers enthusiasm.
Logical Approach (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) With leader, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 8, 34l behind Party Rock (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Arkaim 5-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear and keen, soon in touch in 5th, led before 2 out, headed last, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Lauberhorn (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 5-1fav (11-4) In touch and keen, fell 3 out, in a race won by Mutanaker (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 15 ran.
Shouda (IRE) 80-1 (11-6) Mid-division on inside, mistake and weakened 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind King Helissio (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, some headway next, never a factor, 5th of 11, 21l behind Sacco D'oro (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 250-1 (10-10) Towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 13, well behind Timesishard (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Goodlukin Lucy 16-1 (11-2) Held up, not fluent 2nd, always towards rear, 11th of 16, 32l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Doyenthedecenthing 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb, 16 ran.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Lady Bridget (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Grethel (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place before 4 out, 8th of 15, 21l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.