Barrys Jack is two from two over track and trip but still looks a few pounds too high. PISTOL hasn’t won for a while but is well treated as a result. He, too, has won twice around here and his latest run in a better race hinted at a revival. Cesar Collonges won over course and distance in November but has turned in a shocked subsequently at Exeter. Glingerside has been running a bit better lately and won at Ayr around this time last year while Copper West has been market leader in two of his three runs to date over timber and the Doncaster third will benefit from Noel George’s 7lb claim.
Copper West (IRE) 9-2jfav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon challenged, every chance before next, soon no extra, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Slanelough (12-0) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Cesar Collonges (FR) 15-2 (11-4) Mid-division, closed in back straight, ridden 3 out, lost place 2 out, weakened, 10th of 11, 27l behind Flemcara (11-9) at Exeter 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Dec.
Chasseur De Tete (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, in 3rd before 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Uncle Alastair (12-0) at Ayr 2m (4) hvy in Jan.
Barrys Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, ridden and well beaten after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Take A Break (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway 4 out, mistake next, chased leaders 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, dist behind Culture De Sivola (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Glingerside (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7 1/4l behind Spectator (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Pistol (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Prominent, reminders after 6 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Monfass (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (2) sft in Dec.
Beau Sancy (FR) 100-1 (11-5) Always behind, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 8, dist behind Cadeyrn (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 6f (4) sft in Jan.
Dakota Grey 11-2 (12-6) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, headed last, weakened run-in, 5th of 8, 10 1/2l behind What A Dream (10-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Jan.
War Joey (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 10, 17 1/2l behind The Dubai Way (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) hvy in Nov.
Snowed In (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, ridden before last, kept on and no impression, 4th of 8, 17 1/4l behind Derrynane (11-6) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) hvy in Jan.
Captain Black 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 32 1/2l behind Final Fling (11-13) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) hvy in Jan.