GABRIAL'S HOPE showed a bit more when second at Lingfield last time after some disappointing performances. David Simcock's charge should go close in this with a similar effort. Rubi Dia will take advantage of his tumble down the weights before long and is worth noting for any strong support in the betting while Irons On Fire has also slipped down the handicap and finished a bit closer last time. A dual winner over hurdles in France, Lac Sacre is one to keep an eye on back on the level and Aviso could prove best of the rest.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 5-1 (9-2) Led, pulled hard, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Shirataki (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Aviso (GER) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and wide 3f out, headway over 1f out, not trouble leader, 5th of 10, 6l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Iguacu 33-1 (8-3) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Rock Song (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rubi Dia 25-1 (9-0) Held up, headway to track leader over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Scribe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Irons On Fire (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Led, 3 lengths clear 10f out, increased lead 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Stand Guard (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Fair Breeze 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well, 5th of 12, 7l behind Almost Gemini (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Lac Sacre (FR) 14-1 (8-10) 4th of 11, 8l behind Turbo (9-4) at Pau(FR) 1m 2f 4yo hcp fbs in Feb.
Kian's Joy 50-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in mid-division, riddena nd weakening when saddle slipped 3f out, eased, 11th of 12, 34l behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.
Sassi Sioux 16-1 (8-2) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Apache Glory (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.