Megaleka has been in good form so far this year and returned to the Turf with a victory in soft ground at Catterick. But she's been raised a further 6lb and DANCING FREDDY is just preferred. Without a win on the all-weather over the winter, the latter went very close at Pontefract a week ago and can race off the same mark today. Indian Tinker's only win so far came back in 2011 and he's not getting much help from the handicapper while Monsieur Jamie would prefer some cut in the ground.
Commanche 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear stand side group, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 19, 14l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Monsieur Jamie 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Electric Qatar (8-8) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Megaleka 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft beating Greenhead High (8-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and clear over 1f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Shillito (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cardinal 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Discussiontofollow (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Indian Tinker 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Foxy Music (8-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Harrogate Fair 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Top Boy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.