Consistant carries a penalty for last week's victory in an amateurs' race over track and trip while Interchoice Star arrives on the back of a double in Class 7 company and will find this tougher. Reginald Claude has strong claims upped only 2lb for scoring at Lingfield last month and the likes of Grace Hull, Belle Bayardo and Marmot Bay can be given a chance on past form, though the latter was due to run here last night. A multiple winner at Dundalk, COPPER DOCK travels over from Ireland having plummeted no less than 20lb down the weights since November. The 10-year-old might just be up to landing this off his current mark and gets the nod.
Consistant 11-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan beating Volito (10-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Grace Hull 3-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Layla's Hero (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind I'll Be Good (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Valdaw 5-1 (9-5) Hampered start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 10, 3l behind Street Power (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Hot Sugar (USA) 9-2 (8-13) Slow into stride soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 2l behind Expose (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Interchoice Star 7-4fav (9-9) Made all, clear when ridden inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Red Star Lady (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Reginald Claude 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Daneside (8-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Jubilee Brig (10-0) at Kempton 6f clm stks (5) pol.
Dancing Maite 14-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 10l behind Layla's Hero (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Clock Opera (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Copper Dock (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 4l behind Misty Lane (9-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Ivestar (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 5l behind Imjin River (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Volcanic Dust (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.