God's Speed is likely to prove popular having finished runner-up at this track last month. But he never looked like catching the winner and HALLOUELLA is just preferred. She was unfancied for her debut over track and trip in October but ran well until fading in the closing stages behind winning stablemate Sbraase. James Tate's filly should have improved in the meantime and with the remainder hard to fancy, she gets the vote to open her account.
Another Journey 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until ridden 2f out, chased leaders, hung left and weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Blacksmiths Arms 20-1 (10-4) Led, lost place over 5f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Royal Supreme (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
God's Speed (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along 4f out, went 2nd and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Like A Diamond (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Rocky Hill Ridge 100-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 31l behind Act Of Charity (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Hallouella 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Sbraase (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.