A hat-trick looks on the cards for FIRE IN BABYLON. He carries a penalty for last weekend's victory at this track but this looks less competitive and he already holds verdicts over Dontpaytheferryman and Funky Munky. Disco Dave would figure if taking part but that's not certain as he was due to run here last night while Grandiloquent seems best over 2m nowadays. Helmsley Flyer gets a first-time visor after finishing tailed off on his comeback at Southwell in December.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd approaching final 2f, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, edged right towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Uncle Bernie (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Disco Dave (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, soon ridden, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Night's Watch (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Grandiloquent 9-2 (9-12) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Jawaab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Funky Munky 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, led early, tracked winner 1f, remained handy in 3rd, lost 3rd over 6f out, lost place 5f out, rallied inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 5, 2l behind Fire In Babylon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Helmsley Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked winner, reminders 8f out, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, last of 5, well behind Returntobrecongill (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.