Prohibition looks handicapped out of this as a consequence of last month's double and Jack's Revenge may well avenge his narrow margin defeat at the hands of the former as he can re-oppose on better terms. Just Five returned a 20/1 winner here last time and is 7lb higher today but Hierarch isn't out of this off his current mark and could go close. However, ELIJAH PEPPER is only 1lb higher than when winning over C&D in October and, given he's raced in better company since then, a return to this level could see him back in the winners' enclosure and David Barron's charge gets the nod.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Abidhabidubai (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left to challenge inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Prohibition (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Mar.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden along on outside 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 27l behind Flying Applause (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Just Five (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led 1f, remained prominent,effort over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Douze Points (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Goal (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Feb.
Hierarch (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, edged right and headed approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2l behind Red Somerset (9-4) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Beetuna (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 3l behind Qeethaara (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Only You Maggie (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Ice Nelly (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Scribe (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Vanilla Rum (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Prohibition (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Ishikawa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.