THE LAST BOTTLE looks interesting here and is selected ahead of Ocean Of Peace and Amical Risks. The selection finished down the field here on his latest start but this longer trip is expected to see him in a better light. Just three starts ago, he finished second over fourteen furlongs at this track from a 5lb higher mark and he could be about to reach peak fitness now that he's got a couple of runs under his belt after an absence. Ocean Of Peace will have his work cut out to figure from his high draw but he's well handicapped and in good form so he just has to be on the short-list in this company. Amical Risks returned from a break with a good run over course and distance at the end of last month and he has an obvious chance on that effort whilst he is another well handicapped runner on the pick of his old form. Tar and Seaquel are worth monitoring whilst They All Laughed and Dazzling Begum are two more with reasonable claims but The Last Bottle may have the last laugh.
The Last Bottle (IRE) 22-1 (8-2) Made most until headed 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Granny Mcphee (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Hammer 33-1 (8-13) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Gargano (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
New England 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 9l behind Sedgwick (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol in Feb.
They All Laughed 5-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Paint The Town Red (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Dazzling Begum 12-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 7l behind Paint The Town Red (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Blackstone Vegas 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and went badly right over 2f out, one pace and no impression when hung left inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Granny Mcphee (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Jordan's Light (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 8th of 14, 6l behind Slick Mover (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Potemkin (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Steadied start, behind, ridden and lost touch 3f out, soon rear, 13th of 14, 33l behind Haafhd Time (8-7) at Kempton 1m 4f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Jun.
Amical Risks (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway over 6f out, chased winner 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Bright Sparky (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (0-52) (4yo+) (6) pol in Feb.
Ocean Of Peace (FR) 13-2 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, good headway on inside 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, hd behind Lytham (10-4) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Tar (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) With leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Hit The Switch (9-7) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Seaquel 16-1 (8-8) Soon led, headed over 3f out, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Magnitude (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol in Feb.