Almost Gemini was well backed on his first start for Don Cantillon and got up by a neck over track and trip. He's open to further progress but has been raised 9lb and JEZZA looks a safer proposition. Karen George's charge has a couple of lengths to find with Easydoesit on latest running over 1m6f here but, unlike the latter, he's a course and distance winner and is taken to come out best on this occasion. Calculating scored at Southwell last month but has his own thoughts about the game these days and Barnacle makes more appeal off his current mark.
Easydoesit (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) In touch, smooth headway over 1f out, soon led, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 9, hd behind Cape Alex (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Jezza 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Cape Alex (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Almost Gemini (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon driven forward on outside, chased leadeers, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 1f out, hard driven, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Perfect Shot (8-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Calculating (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 4f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 7, 19l behind Decana (9-5) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs.
Cash Injection 12-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace and no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Admirable Duque (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Barnacle 8-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Honest Strike (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.