Bassett Road was quite well regarded at the start of last season when with Tom Dascombe and was placed off a mark of 85 at Ripon in June. He's well treated on his reappearance but may just need this. George Thisby is also best watched after a break but Speak The Truth and Ace Of Spies have both won the all-weather over the winter. VALMINA came right back to his best when edging out Dancing Welcome at Bath 10 days and, as the runner-up went one better at Doncaster on Friday, Tony Carroll's five-year-old might take all the beating here despite an 8lb rise in the weights. Caldermud won at Yarmouth earlier this month but was well beaten at Doncaster on Saturday evening.
Spitfire 4-1fav (9-4) Always behind, 9th of 12, 9l behind Upper Lambourn (9-6) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Mazovian (USA) 10-1 (8-2) Soon prominent, ridden halfway, soon edged right, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Masai Moon (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Caldermud (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind No Poppy (9-9) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft.
Bassett Road (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) With leader, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, 7th of 8, 14l behind Numeral (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Llewellyn 16-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 8l behind Catherines Call (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Bayside 5-1fav (9-4) Towards rear in main group, headway over 2f out, stayed to dispute well held 2nd that group inside final furlong until weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 15, 7l behind Poyle Judy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
George Thisby 8-1 (10-8) Held up and behind, some headway over 1f out, never reached leaders, 8th of 18, 12l behind Steed (10-9) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Awkward start, held up, never dangrous, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Waabel (9-3) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Valmina 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader over 1f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, strongly pressed and held on gamely close home, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Dancing Welcome (9-2) by hd, 17 ran.
Red Avalanche (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, not much room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 29l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-0) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, hung right and lost place over 2f out, saddle looked to have slipped and well held after, 5th of 13, 11l behind Enjoyment (10-7) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway towards stand side over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Prince James (8-8) at Catterick 6f app hcp (6) sft.
Jolly Ranch 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 5l behind Jimmy Ryan (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Pose (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Whitechapel (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Gracie's Games 14-1 (8-2) Went left start and awkwardly away, soon outpaced and behind, ridden and ran on final furlong, not clear run and switched left near finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Dispol Grand (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Our Georgie Girl 66-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, struggling and no chance after, tailed off, last of 9, 18l behind Spartan King (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.