Simply Lucky has little chance and is easily dismissed while the remaining trio all carry a double penalty. But ONE FOR ARTHUR was also penalised when scoring easily over track and trip last month and beat today's rival and subsequent winner Subtle Grey five lengths at Haydock before that. Lucinda Russell's charge gets the nod to confirm superiority in this, despite the worse terms. Warriors Tale landed a handicap at Kelso last time but it's no surprise to see him back in novice company here given he was raised 17lb for that success.
One For Arthur (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb beating Gilnockie (11-7) by 15l, 7 ran.
Subtle Grey (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led 1st, soon headed, prominent, led before 4 out, idled approaching 2 out, clear flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Robbie Rabbit (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Warriors Tale 9-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led on bit 2 out, clear before last, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Feb beating Tantamount (10-13) by 10l, 11 ran.
Simply Lucky (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Led after 1st, headed after 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Newyearsresolution (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.