My Single Malt was winning for the first time since 2010 when scoring here last week. He should still get involved, despite a penalty, but ONE SCOOP OR TWO has won three times at this track and is back on a winning mark. He gets a speculative vote to get his head back in front. Outlaw Torn and Pravda Street have both struggled since winning at the turn of the year but Schottische went close on her penultimate start on the Fibresand at Southwell. Life And Times is also worth noting on his return and multiple course winner Safwaan could bounce back at any time.
My Single Malt (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Raced wide headway to track leader over 7f out, joined leader 5f out, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Benandonner (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Life And Times (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Asgardella (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
One Scoop Or Two 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Dimitar (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led until over 7f out, gradually lost place, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Dubai Celebration (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Feb.
Pravda Street 40-1 (8-9) With leader, led over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Exclusive Waters (8-12) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Schottische 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Safwaan 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 6l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.