HAARTH SOVERIGN is an improving sort and is given the vote to win again at the expense of Action Impact and Southampton. The selection was a smart handicapper on the level for Walter Swinburn and has run two fine races for his new connections this winter. He caught the eye after finishing second at Taunton on his hurdles debut and improved to win over course and distance last time out. Although he has a penalty to carry the same can be said about his nearest rivals and with more improvement to come he is sure to go close. Action Impact won at Plumpton on his penultimate outing but could only mange to finish fifth of ten while carrying a penalty last time out. He may fair better this around so warrants respect. Southampton has his first outing since coming over from Ireland. Ben Haslam has done well in his early training career and any market moves should be noted. Haarth Sovereign looks a nice prospect and is taken to land the odds.
Action Impact (ARG) 10-3fav (11-1) Held up in rear, some progress 6th, hampered and rider lost iron briefly next, rallied 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 10, 15l behind Miss Ladybird (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Ashfield's Dream (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Soon tracking winner, jumped right 2nd, blundered badly 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Cabinet Minister (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Feb.
Haarth Sovereign (IRE) Evensfav (11-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, led 3 out, ridden after next, ran on, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Ten Pole Tudor (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Aughcarra (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, weakened quickly entering straight, eased from 2f out, last of 14, well behind Inis Ceithleann (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep (flat).
Cossack Prince 16-1 (10-7) Led, clear 5th, ridden, headed approaching 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 18, 17l behind You're The Top (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '09.
General Ting (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, weakening when jumped left last, 4th of 12, 16l behind Coup Royale (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Iceman George 33-1 (10-7) Prominent, lost place approaching 5th, kept on from last, 5th of 15, 10l behind Shilpa (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
National Heritage 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up next, in a race won by Vecchio Senso (10-10) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Feb, 18 ran.
Southampton (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Prominent, dropped to 5th before straight, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 38l behind Leblon (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Allformary 33-1 (9-11) Always in rear, last of 14, well behind Outside The Box (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Always The Sun 25-1 (8-5) Refused to race, in a race won by Cashpoint (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb, 9 ran (flat).
Park Lane 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 14, 21l behind Gilded Age (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.