DOUBLE CARPET is one of seven course and distance winners running this handicap and is the selection ahead of Stonecrabstomorrow and Figaro Flyer. The six-year-old was a winner here at the last time of asking that was back in December and looked to be hitting some much improved form, but he has been off the track since. The gelding has run well fresh in the past and if allowed to dominate, which he should in this modest company, then he may return to winning ways here this evening. Richard Fahey's Stonecrabstomorrow has two course and distance wins already this year and is out of a yard not short on success. The gelding has been in great form since returning to action after 15 months off the track, is in great heart at the moment and should make the frame. Figaro Flyer runs 4lb higher than when successful over course and distance last May but has been running well off this mark recently and he put in another solid effort last time out. The gelding is improving and looks capable of taking home some prize money. Four other course and distance winners are among the rest but with little of good form to go on a market check is advised and for the winner we return to Double Carpet.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Bumped and not much room soon after start, keen, soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Super Frank (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Royal Challenge 22-1 (9-4) Steadied start, in rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 11, 7l behind This Ones For Eddy (9-2) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 4l behind Grand Palace (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcap (5) pol in Feb.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Mid-division, outpaced over 1f out, switched right, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ten Down (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Dancing Maite 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 2f out, no extra when headed just over 1f out, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Mr Macattack (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Double Carpet (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Soon led, clear 2f out, in no danger after, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Tri Chara (9-8) by 6l, 12 ran.
Comptonspirit 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced, ridden and headway 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chelsea Girl (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Wee Buns 66-1 (9-4) Always in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 11, 12l behind Shaded Edge (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcap (6) pol in Mar.
Loose Caboose (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure to regain 2nd final stride, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Romantic Verse (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Smirfys Systems 6-1 (9-3) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Shaded Edge (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcap (6) pol in Mar.
Out of India 6-1fav (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Tenancy (8-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.