FLEETWOODSANDS returned to winning ways over 7f here last month. The C&D winner remains on a winning mark, despite a 5lb rise, and is taken to follow up. Land Hawk's best form entitles him to consideration though it's hard to predict when he'll produce it, while Join Up failed to figure off a higher mark last time having scored over C&D before that. Justcallmehandsome is another well beaten recently after winning at this track last month and German import Engai could prove a bigger threat on his debut in this country.
Justcallmehandsome 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 10l behind Rock Anthem (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took hold in rear, headway 2f out, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Anjomarba (8-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Engai (GER) (9-4) 3rd of 12, 2l behind Idoneo (8-0) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Postscript (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Behind most of way, 8th of 11, 7l behind Frequency (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Mystic Halo 200-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Beetuna (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 11l behind Golden Waters (10-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Join Up 14-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Land Hawk (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader 1f, settled 3rd on rail, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra in 3rd final 130 yards, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Secret Hero 9-1 (9-6) Prominent and led after 2f, joined early straight, headed under 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 14, 9l behind Just On Fire (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.
Valley Tiger 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, moderate progress over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Excuse Me 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Perfect Mission (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Galloping Minister (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) In touch until over 3f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Minortransgression (10-10) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Diamond Fire (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Bumped start, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 22l behind Meydan Style (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.