This looks extremely open and it's not easy to draw definite conclusions. Call Back has plenty on his plate off topweight whereas Lightening Rod has clearly been waiting for the better ground and makes plenty of appeal on his return to action. Rhymers Ha' went well last time on the return from his break and is one to note, but there are also plenty towards the foot of the weights with perfectly valid claims too, such as Circus Star, Cool Baranca and Stanley Bridge. However, let's take a chance on DANTE'S FROLIC from the small but talented Michael Smith yard. The lightly-raced mare was only a narrow scorer in a Catterick maiden hurdle last time but did travel well throughout and gave the distinct impression that she could well be open to considerable improvement, She's a value option in a trappy affair.
Call Back 7-2 (11-4) Led, ridden and quickened over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cousin Khee (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Lightening Rod 5-2fav (11-8) Held up towards rear and keen, headway 4th, raced wide before 5th, went 3rd 2 out, kept on to take 2nd last 75 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Rhymers Ha' 7-2 (11-5) Always prominent, led before 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Jonny Delta (11-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Dormouse 28-1 (11-5) Always behind, 10th of 14, 22l behind Cloudy Bob (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Bound For Glory (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leader, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, headway after 7th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Barrakilla (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 7-2fav (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3out, challenging when blundered 2out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Olympian (11-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Sep '11.
Glencree (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd after 3 out until before 2 out, mistake at hurdle when weakening, went left last, 12th of 13, well behind Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Sharadiyn 14-1 (11-10) Prominent on outside, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by The Fonz (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Stanley Bridge 15-2 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 5th, headway after 4 out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 41l behind Jonny Delta (11-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Dante's Frolic 8-1 (11-0) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance last, led flat, all out, won at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb beating Intent (10-5) by shd, 15 ran.
Cool Baranca (GER) 22-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, led before and blundered 3 out, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 9, 9l behind A Southside Boy (10-0) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Circus Star (USA) 6-1 (10-12) Led, driven clear 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.