Barton Bounty is holding his form well but is 7lb higher than when winning a lower grade event here last month. Love In The West returns to this trip for the first time since scoring over C&D in August and has a chance, while Market Puzzle and Idol Deputy have claims on their best form but both ran shockers last time time so INDEFINITE HOPE gets a tentative vote. A multiple winner in Italy, she's not really fired in four starts in this country yet but showed a bit more at Lingfield last time and has since joined a yard that get plenty of winners at this track.
Fedora (IRE) (8-11) 9th of 16, 10l behind West Wing (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f clm stks (5yo+) fbs in Mar.
Indefinite Hope (ITY) 12-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, no progress over 2f out, 9th of 10, 5l behind Lean Machine (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Barton Bounty 9-2fav (8-13) Slowly away, held up mid-division, ridden and headway on inner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Pie Poudre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Bubbly Braveheart (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) std.
Love In The West (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 5, 20l behind Visions Of Johanna (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Feb.
Idol Deputy (FR) 13-2 (8-9) Raced wide tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Barton Bounty (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Escardo (GER) 22-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Marino Prince (FR) 6-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, went close 2nd over 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Carter (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Corrib (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Strong Vigilance (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Machir Bay 20-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 13, 10l behind French Art (9-7) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Miss Tenacious 33-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind, 12th of 13, 13l behind Final Rhapsody (8-9) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct.