OCEAN LEGEND only gave best close home in a claimer at Lingfield 10 days ago. That is probably the best recent form on offer so he gets the vote to go one better, though this slightly stiffer track is a bit of worry. Plunder has the past form to figure but was tailed off on his reappearance over a longer trip here on Friday so the consistent Ain't No Surprise could be the one to cash in if the selection has an off-day as she's had no luck at all in her last two starts. Stoney Quine won three times last year but prefers the Fibresand and For Shia And Lula has only won once in 17 tries on the all-weather.
Munaawib 14-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 4l behind Hot Right Now (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Bond Club 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, wide into straight 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Run It Twice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 9, 8l behind Khajaaly (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Led, ridden 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Hellbender (8-10) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Penbryn (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Plunder 12-1 (8-13) Led, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 15l behind Back Burner (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Jan.
Stoney Quine (IRE) Evensfav (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, led over 2f out, driven clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Dec beating Sexy Secret (8-11) by 4l, 4 ran.
Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, not clearest of runs on inside entering final 2f, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Basil Berry (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.