SILVER MARIZAH improved for the step up to 1m3f when runner-up in an amateurs event at Southwell last time under today's jockey. She's just preferred to Isola Bella who also finished in a place on the Fibresand last week when third to Maslak. Maccabees arrives on the back of a win over hurdles and should go well while last year's winning rider Freya Brewer picks up the ride on Pirate Chest. Fromthestables Com has dropped 9lb in the handicap since December and may finish closer today.
Needwood Park 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 48l behind Key Gold (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Commerce 25-1 (10-7) Soon behind, never a factor, 9th of 12, 15l behind William's Way (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden and hung left over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Midnight Bahia (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Tidy Affair (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Zelos Diktator 25-1 (8-11) In touch, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 9l behind Asia Minor (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fromthestables Com (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, headway over 2f out, never able to trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Entitlement (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Silver Marizah (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Maccabees 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 29l behind Bocamix (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 33-1 (8-10) With leader, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 14l behind Resplendent Alpha (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Peintre Du Roi (USA) 22-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 9, 41l behind Rosewood Lad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb '11.
Brandy Snapping 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Lytham (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Isola Bella 14-1 (8-4) Dwelt keen, close up, headway to chase winner 3f out until 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Maslak (9-5) at Southwell 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.