Island Legend bids for a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark after scoring over C&D on his latest start. Fair Passion was well beaten and looks held but third-placed HEAD SPACE is of interest. The former Jim Bolger inmate won his only start as a two-year-old and was having his first outing since September on his debut for Ruth Carr last time. He should improve for that pipe-opener and gets the nod ahead of Baby Strange, who looks dangerous off his current mark having gone close at Lingfield last time. Mappin Time is another with claims if fully primed for his return to action.
Island Legend (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Made all, edged left over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Brenin Taran (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Shropshire (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Baby Strange 4-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 1/2l behind Another Try (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Mappin Time (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Towards rear stands'side, weakened over 1f out, last of 25, 23l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Head Space (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Fair Passion 6-1 (9-2) Held up, hanging left over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Wooden King (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind No Mean Trick (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.