None of this bunch inspire much confidence. PIPERS PIPING found only one too good in a similar event over track and trip last time and he gets the token vote on that form. Classy Trick wasn't beaten far here on his latest start but has come up short in this lowly grade before while Fleetwoodsands finished a close-up fifth at Kempton recently behind Miami Gator, who runs earlier on the card. Clear Loch has plummeted down the weights without yet showing any benefit and Aureolin Gulf has been placed at this level before.
Classy Trick (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader, every chance inside final furlong, hung right well inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 2l behind Medam (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, every chance 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Auntie Mildred (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Clear Loch 50-1 (8-9) Steadied after start, always in rear, pushed along on wide outside 5f out, reminder over 4f out, never on terms, last of 11, 24l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Wishformore (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
High On The Hog (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 15l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Aureolin Gulf 7-2 (9-4) Took keen hold and soon prominent, pushed along over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, lost 3rd well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Calling You (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Missile Command (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Very First Blade 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, switiched right over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Art Dzeko (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Poker Hospital 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Medam (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Coach Montana (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 14l behind Starbotton (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.