Haywain went close on the Polytrack the last time he raced over today's trip but is still a maiden. New Decade won over 6f at Wolverhampton last time and has been raised 4lb but February's Kempton winner The Happy Hammer can race off a lower mark back on Turf. Multiple all-weather winner Diplomatic has yet to win on this surface so a speculative vote goes to PELMANISM. Below par on his recent return to action, he tumbled down the handicap last year and it could be his turn today. Rough Rock and It's My Time could prove best of those making their seasonal debuts.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Toga Tiger (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Diamond Blue 28-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 14l behind Baccarat (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Youhavecontrol (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Rough Rock (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden well over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 18, 10l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Haywain 4-5fav (10-0) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Top Trail (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Creek Falcon (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led after 1f, pushed along over 3f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 34l behind Caledonia Prince (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs in Feb.
New Decade 20-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, soon prominent, led halfway, ridden when challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Restless Bay (9-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Pelmanism 4-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 10, 13l behind Point North (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
It's My Time 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance when hung left inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Willow Beck (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Offbeat Safaris (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 11l behind Al Aqabah (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
George Fenton 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Point North (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Kingswinford (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Tamara Bay 15-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 18, 12l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Trust Fund Babe (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, tailed off from over 1f out, last of 9, 29l behind Foreign Rhythm (7-12) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs.
Diplomatic (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.