BOLLIN ACE probably came up against a decent sort on his debut at Wetherby. He made late headway under considerate handling and will know more today. Tim Easterby's charge is preferred to Newcastle second Beer Goggles and well-beaten Ayr third Mahler And Me. But Speredek is respected after a promising first run at Exeter and Towerburn ran his best race so far at Musselburgh last time.
Mahler And Me (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Led, headed 4f out, weakened from over 2f out, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Baby Bach (11-1) at Ayr 1m 6f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Rocklim (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, faded and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 18l behind Verona Opera (9-11) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) gs in Jan.
Towerburn (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Made most, driven and headed 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Catching Shadows (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Uncle Monty (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, pushed along over 6f out, soon reminders, weakened 4f out, 6th of 9, 39l behind Vintage Clouds (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Comeonbonny Common World mare out of Burnaby Belle.
Beer Goggles (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, under pressure over 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 17l behind Captain Chaos (10-7) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Bollin Ace 8-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Vintage Clouds (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Speredek (FR) 66-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Drumlee Sunset (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.