Jepeck has a choice of several engagement this weekend but has been in fine form this season, winning twice over hurdles and once over fences. But it’s difficult to get away from RAMSES DE TEILLEE after his demolition job in the Grade 2 River Don at Doncaster, where he never looked like being reeled in by his pursuers. Kalooki has won a maiden at Ludlow and a novice event at Wetherby with the proverbial ton in hand and is less exposed while Chepstow scorer Port Of Mars is preferred to Overthetop of Olly Murphy’s two recent winners. The Ferry Master may find this company too hot to handle.
Ramses De Teillee (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Made all, ridden and hung left between last 2, joined last, stayed on gamely to go clear run-in, won at Doncaster 3m (1) gs in Jan beating Champagne Well (11-1) by 17l, 5 ran.
Kalooki (GER) 3-10fav (11-4) Made all, not fluent 2nd, clear when hit 3 out, not fluent 2 out, easily, won at Wetherby 2m 5f (4) sft in Feb beating Islandray (10-12) by 17l, 3 ran.
Overthetop (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Held up in touch, went 2nd 6th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and edged left flat, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m 4f (4) sft in Jan beating Prince Kayf (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Port Of Mars (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Held up, headway before 3 out, led next, clear flat, eased final 75 yards until ridden out close home, won at Chepstow 3m mdn (4) hvy in Jan beating Kingsplace (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
The Ferry Master (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Led until 4th, prominent, led 3 out, edged right before headed last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3 1/4l behind Mayo Star (11-5) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
Jepeck (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 8th, led before 2 out, ridden clear when hampered by loose horse before last, hung right and strongly pressed run-in, stayed on gamely, all out, won at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan beating Regal Flow (10-9) by shd, 14 ran.