EXNING HALT, placed in five of his 10 career starts, will never get a better chance to open his account. He handles the Polytrack and has little to beat here. Yojojo went backwards after finishing third at Beverley last June while Kuraanda is only a plater and Pullmen, Gallant Leader and Miss Chardonay have all been well beaten in bumpers. But there are possibilities about James Tate's Rahy newcomer Iptisam, who certainly isn't been overtaxed on his debut and is out of a Polytrack winner who was placed a couple of times in Listed company over a mile.
Pullmen 66-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 17l behind Valdez (11-11) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Exning Halt 13-8fav (9-5) Dwelt pushed along and behind, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Sky Khan (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Gallant Leader (USA) 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Johnny Og (10-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Iptisam Rahy gelding out of Grain Of Truth.
Miss Chardonay 200-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, led until over 6f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Blue Article (10-10) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.
Kuraanda 150-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven and every chance over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Malindi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Maiden Fillies Stakes (4yo+) (5) pol.
Yojojo (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt soon chased winner until halfway, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 25l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.