Warren Greatrex has sent a couple of runners up from Lambourn for this meeting and will be expecting MISS ESTELA to do the business in this opener. She contests her first handicap after a couple of solid efforts in decent company at Exeter and Huntingdon. She was sent off favourite both times so is obviously thought capable of further improvement. Rayadour came right back to form at Wetherby and is the danger on that run ahead of veteran Claude Carter and Rock Relief, who needs some help from the handicapper. Cape Arrow may be best of the rest as today's going is likely to be much too soft for Anton Dolin.
Rock Relief (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th and outpaced, plugged on from 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 43l behind Warriors Tale (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Feb.
Miss Estela (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Led until 3 out, not fluent next, weakened last, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Hel Tara (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Claude Carter 8-1 (10-6) Prominent, led after 3rd, headed and bumped 5th, outpaced 3 out, plugged on flat, 4th of 10, 15l behind Silver Duke (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.
Rayadour (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan beating Mighty Cliche (10-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until after 3rd, not fluent and lost place next, well beaten 6th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Beg To Differ (11-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along before 5th, lost place after next, 13th of 17, 37l behind Ascendant (11-7) at Ludlow 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Courtown Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, well held after 6th, stayed on past beaten horses from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 14, 22l behind Beg To Differ (11-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Cowslip 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, jumped left 3rd, reminder after 5th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 8, 39l behind Grove Silver (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Cape Arrow 12-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, in 4th before 3 out, ridden before last, one pace, 6th of 15, 11l behind Newyearsresolution (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.