J J Leary got off the mark over C&D a fortnight ago when beating the re-opposing George Fenton and After Timer, but is 6lb higher today and CHART makes more appeal. The latter was clear of the field at one stage on his latest start at Kempton only to be caught in the closing stages by Clodhopper, who has won twice since, and Willie Jarvis' colt is fancied to open his account here. My Name Is Sam has been placed a couple of times and could make the frame again but the remainder are hard to fancy.
Chart 11-2 (9-2) With leader, led over 3f out, clear over 2f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Clodhopper (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
J J Leary (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Made all, clear 2f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating George Fenton (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Redair (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rainbow Riches (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, short lived effort on inside over 2f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Liquid Sunshine (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
My Name Is Sam 2-1fav (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Marie's Fantasy (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
George Fenton 10-3 (8-2) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 8, 5l behind Chateau Lola (8-5) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Lord Buffhead 10-1 (8-4) Raced very wide, prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Clodhopper (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Whip It In (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) In rear, outpaced after 1f, stayed on final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 6, 8l behind Ladydolly (9-1) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (5) fbs.
After Timer (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in mid-division, headway when not clear run on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind J J Leary (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.