Ishetoo had gone nearly five years without a win until scoring at Kempton last week so is hard to fancy under a penalty. Louis Vee has had just the 10 outings despite his age and popped up at 33/1 over 6f here last time where he made all. He should give another good account, but LORD BUFFHEAD makes most appeal of the recent winners. Richard Guest's charge returned to winning ways over track and trip on Monday and remains on a winning mark despite carrying 6lb extra. Speedyfix looks best of the rest with most of them having something to find with the principals.
Ishetoo 8-1 (9-0) Rider removed hood late, dwelt in touch towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Vhujon (9-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Louis Vee (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Knockamany Bends (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Lord Buffhead 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, ran on, led last strides, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Rose Garnet (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Speedyfix 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Roy's Legacy (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Flow Chart (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, staying on same pace when rider dropped whip inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Louis Vee (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Dear Ben 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Cincinnati Kit (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '13.
Lady Rain 10-1 (9-2) Hung left soon after start, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 10l behind Ishetoo (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, niggled along over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Consistant (11-0) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Chateau Lola 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division on outside, soon ridden along, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.