Adam Kirby is riding well this winter and we think he can pilot PEACE CORPS to victory and in doing so reversing the form of their last meeting with Capeability while Tropical Blue sets the standard remains an interesting runner in this maiden.Having looked a little easier to work with than on previous runs on the level the pick was only half a length behind Capeability last time. The step up in trip should be advantageous to him and if building on that better run on his last start he has every chance of going in.Capeabilty has to remain on the shortlist given he got the better of the pick on that last run. That said, he's not the most consistent and has it to prove over this far.Tropical Blue didn't get home over two miles last time but ran his best race over 14 furlongs here in December. He has the form pilot to get him home and he has a real live chance.Hydrant is also worthy of a mention having run well a few times and he should be suited by this drop in trip but Peace Corps looked good last time and should improve for this extra yardage.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Held up, headway approaching 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Alvarado (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gf in Mar.
Raydar 50-1 (10-9) Led, soon clear, jinked left and unseated rider on stable bend after 4f, in a race won by Old Mcdonald (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Capeability (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Zerzura (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Hilbre Point (USA) 33-1 (8-4) Always behind, struggling final 3f, 12th of 15, 18l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Hydrant 33-1 (8-6) Led 1f, chased leader 5f, remained close up, ridden 4f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Sheshali (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Peace Corps 9-2 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Zerzura (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Tropical Blue 9-2 (8-12) In rear, not troubled leaders, 6th of 7, 10l behind Sheshali (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Happy Fleet 66-1 (9-9) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Cairnsmore (9-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Sacco D'oro 66-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 31l behind Shakalaka (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) in Dec.
Onegin (SAF) 25-1 (9-0) Held up disputing 5th, effort on inside over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 13l behind Cairnsmore (9-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.