Unlimited got the better of the odds-on Orpenindeed here last month, but the former's poor efforts since suggest the latter ran nowhere near his mark. Better is expected from Frank Sheridan's charge here, but he also runs The Big Hearth and he looks to have a good chance judged on his latest third to Army Of Stars. However, the vote goes to CHIMPUNK, who made a winning return to action in a maiden at Lingfield with a subsequent winner back in third and further progress is expected on only his fourth start.
Chimpunk (USA) 5-2 (9-12) Held up in touch in 4th, chased leading pair over 2f out, ridden to chase leader inside final furlong, kept on to lead post, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Midnight Rider (8-11) by ns, 6 ran.
Orpenindeed (IRE) 4-9fav (10-0) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Unlimited (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Unlimited 10-1 (10-0) Dwelt raced wide, in touch, ridden halfway, headway to go 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Alpha Tauri (10-0) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Baby Judge (IRE) 100-1 (8-0) Not much room after start, always behind, stayed alone on far rail straight, never a factor, 9th of 10, 17l behind Punching (8-12) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pulled hard, ridden well over 1f out, soon headway, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind April Fool (8-12) at Kempton 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Novay Essjay (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 10, 24l behind Count Bertoni (8-10) at Southwell 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-65) (4yo+) (6) fbs.
The Big Haerth (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Led, hard driven over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed entering final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Army Of Stars (8-10) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.