Scary Movie has won twice already at Kempton this week and was engaged to run at this track yesterday. Those exertions may have taken their toll if he does take part and BERNISDALE is preferred. The latter won a handicap off a 5lb higher mark last year and she showed signs of a resurgence with a third over track and trip last month. Activate is another on a decent mark if rediscovering his best and he had Majiz a couple of places behind when second at Kempton last week. The remainder are harder to fancy with Lady Of Burgundy perhaps the best of them.
Scary Movie (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Dwelt, held up mid-division, smooth headway on bit 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Dream Prospector (9-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Activate 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Shalambar (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Mazij 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Shalambar (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Bernisdale 12-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Broxbourne (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Yeomanoftheguard 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, soon dropped into mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 7l behind Mubtadi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Lady Of Burgundy 9-1 (9-1) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 8l behind Guards Chapel (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Vergrigio (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 16l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.