Desert Colours opened his account over track and trip last time and should go well again, despite a penalty, given he's tumbled down the weights of late. But HUSTLE BUSTLE was having his first start since June when runner-up to Emerald Breeze, who runs in the previous race, and David Brown's charge looks set to get off the mark in this company. Armelle has been treading water off her current handicap rating but Clapperboard finished in the money off a higher mark here last year and may get involved.
Caledonia Laird 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Cape Factor (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Clapperboard 12-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind El Duque (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Desert Colours 7-2 (8-12) Made most, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Choice Of Destiny (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Armelle (FR) 11-2 (9-1) Raced keenly, with leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, lost place towards finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Kraka Gym (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Hustle Bustle (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Emerald Breeze (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Febrayer Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Green Music (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Krackerjill (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no headway, 9th of 12, 12l behind Emerald Breeze (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.