BANDIT COUNTRY failed to give the weight to Call Me Vic and Monbeg Theatre when odds-on at Warwick in December but that was no disgrace as the first two are useful. He may have more luck here though Hunters Hoof will be a danger having only gone down by a short-head on his second start at Doncaster. Gilnockie is also interesting having only found one too good at Newcastle and Ayr. The market will probably indicate what is expected of the five newcomers.
Bandit Country (IRE) 4-7fav (11-7) Held up, headway approaching halfway, pushed along in 4th 4f out, went 2nd on inside 3f out, ridden and no impression when hung left over 2f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Call Me Vic (10-9) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Gilnockie 4-1 (11-5) Led until ridden and headed before 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Uppertown Cave (11-5) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Hunters Hoof (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance after, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Powerstown Dreams (10-11) at Doncaster 2m (6) gd in Nov.
Karisma King Supreme Sound gelding out of Hollybush.
Silver Crossing 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 37l behind Ustica (10-10) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft.
William Wild Bollin Eric gelding out of Winnie Wild.
Grande Antarctique (FR) Antarctique gelding out of Puerta Grande.
Remedio (IRE) Ramonti gelding out of Cant Hurry Love.
Up The Bees Kayf Tara gelding out of West River.
Falcon's Legend 12-1 (10-6) Raced wide, took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along halfway, lost 3rd 7f out, no chance final 4f, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Jennys Melody (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gs.