CHABADA is worth sticking with here. She followed-up a maiden win at Southwell with a convincing victory over C&D on her handicap debut and there should be more to come from Ian Williams' filly on only her fourth start. The old trooper Halla San showed a bit more when runner-up at Southwell last month but The Lock Master makes more appeal on his first attempt at today's trip, while Where's Susie has been running well without success since scoring at Lingfield in November. Maison Brillet was placed over track and trip last month but this is tougher.
Halla San 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 3f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 5l behind La Estrella (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
The Lock Master (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) In rear, headway on outer to track leaders over 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, came wide entering straight and soon led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Where's Susie 7-1 (9-9) Ld up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders inside final 2f, went 2nd inside final furlong until outpaced to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind First Avenue (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Chabada (JPN) 7-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon hung right, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Lyric Poet (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Action Front (USA) 12-1 (9-1) In touch in 5th, driven along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 29l behind Kinyras (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Cotton King 5-1 (9-12) Set steady pace until headed 8f out, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Storm Hawk (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Arizona John (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, stayed on inside in straight and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 14, 27l behind Trip The Light (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Oct.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Belle Josephine (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.