It’s a surprise that SMART TALK has been dropped a further 3lb since her third at Newcastle, where she kept on for pressure. Brian Ellison’s mare is now back on a winning mark and the yard is going well. Shining Romeo came back to form at Huntingdon but a 7lb rise looks harsh. All My Love has been racing over further but Pam Sly’s runners here can never be ignored and she makes more appeal than Canyon City, Potters Midnight and Mellow Ben at the weights. Beyeh only won a seller here four weeks ago and that her first victory since 2013 so she’s probably worth opposing upped in class. The four-year-old Pronounced has his first run for a new yard.
Smart Talk (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6 1/4l behind Joke Dancer (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Canyon City 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, reminders over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Regicide (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Shining Romeo 13-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb beating Marmont (11-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
All My Love (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, weakened before last, 8th of 16, 11l behind Woolstone One (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Potters Midnight 9-2 (11-9) Chased winner, jumped right 1st, lost 2nd 6th, went 2nd again 3 out, no impression on winner next, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 7, 14 3/4l behind Castafiore (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Pronounced (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, slight mistakes 2nd and 4th, mistake 7th, pushed along before straight, no impression before 3 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, at Navan 2m hvy in Jan.
Mellow Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Behind, plugged on in modest 6th from 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Alberta (11-8) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Beyeh (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Mid-division, closed on outside 3rd, led before 3 out, hard pressed, stayed on gamely, holding rival towards finish, won at Fakenham 2m hcp (5) sft in Feb beating Hollywood All Star (11-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.