Tom Dascombe has his string in sparkling form at present so it is hard to get away from BROUHAHA; Templetuohy Max and Stand Guard rate as the main dangers. The selection was the subject of a gamble when winning here on Monday and he still appears to be one step ahead of the handicapper. He has the plum draw to further fuel confidence and he rates as a confident pick. Templetuohy Max has been in good form of late and he was only beaten a neck here last time by Dream Of Fortune. The handicapper is beginning to get his measure but he is improving and there could be more to come. Stand Guard finished fourth in that Dream Of Fortune race, and on these terms he should be capable of reversing the form with Templetuohy Max. Faithful Ruler is a course and distance winner and he has got a decent draw tonight so he is another to factor in. A number of these are in good form, but none more so than Brouhaha who can add to his winning sequence.
Stand Guard 9-4fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon not much room, switched left well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 2l behind Dream of Fortune (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Teasing 13-8jt-fav (9-0) Steady start, held up in last place, in touch, ridden 2f out, found nil, last of 4, 3l behind Electric Warrior (9-1) at Lingfield 1m clm (6) pol.
Tourist 6-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and some progress 2f out, chased leading pair final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Wasp (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Theonebox (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, hampered 3f out, no chance after, 6th of 7, 30l behind Spectait (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Royal Amnesty 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Spectait (8-13) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Bull Market (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) 3rd of 9, 6l behind Plush (8-13) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 7-2 (8-11) In touch, ridden and effort well over 1f out on outer, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 7, 1l behind Basra (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Just Observing 13-2 (8-5) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 11l behind New Star (8-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (4) pol.
Brouhaha 6-4fav (8-10) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, chasing leader when hung left over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (5) pol beating Supercast (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Templetuohy Max (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) In touch, strong challenge final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Dream of Fortune (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Prince Golan (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakend over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Ahlawy (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.