A cavalry charge over hurdles and Little Bob is chanced to minimum stakes against Lutea and Make A Mark. The selection has less miles on the clock than most and whilst he has not quite home over two miles on genuinely soft ground in the past, the fact that punters have been happy to keep following him in suggests that he may be keeping something in reserve. With good-to-soft obtaining on Monday, the change in going might just work the oracle. Lutea returns after a substantial absence from the track. Timmy Murphy's presence has to be viewed as a distinct positive. Make A Mark is bred to stay trips but does not lack for finishing speed. His maiden will not be long in being broken. Boris The Spider ran much better than his latest finishing position suggests and is likely to be plugging on come the finish. Clueless has lived up to his name since switching to hurdling and is now one to be wary of. Cheer Us On had shown glimpses of ability in the past and is watched in the market. A comment that equally applies to ex- David Wachman runner, Dalucci. The handicapper appears to have ensured that Wally Wonder has become a victim of his own success. Planters Punch is capable of much more than his last outing suggests. The hardest race on the card to sort out and Little Bob rates as only a token selection.
Cheer Us On 9-1 (11-6) Held up and keen, ridden and some progress 4 out, 5th of 10, 12l behind River Ripples (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Mar.
Wally Wonder (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed next, gradually weakened, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Bogus Dreams (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Lawgiver (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, virtually pulled up, last of 17, well behind Joan's Girl (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
St Pirran (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Raced wide, held up, headway and in touch 5th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 23l behind Double Vodka (11-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Planters Punch (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) In touch, outpaced approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Flake (11-1) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar, 9 ran.
Kristiansand 33-1 (11-2) Led, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, well behind Regal Heights (11-10) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (2) hvy in Mar.
Make A Mark (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, kept on, no extra from last, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Modicum (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Lutea (IRE) 5-2jt-fav (10-10) Soon led, ridden approaching 2 out and hit 2 out and last, kept on well under pressure flat, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Prince Among Men (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hugs Destiny (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Mistake 4th, hit 8th, always towards rear, 6th of 8, 43l behind Lutea (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f beg chs (4) gf in Jul.
Boris The Spider 9-2 (10-6) Held up, headway 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 14l behind Overstrand (11-5) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy in Nov.
Malt de Vergy (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, hit 2 out and no impression, 5th of 14, 25l behind Pukka (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Clueless 11-1 (11-5) Always behind, weakened after 4 out, 16th of 20, well behind Final Bid (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Fortunate Dave (USA) 20-1 (11-6) In touch, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 18, 35l behind Burren Moonshine (10-11) at Perth 3m amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Fair Shake (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 4 out, effort next, weakened 2 out, 9th of 15, 12l behind Double Vodka (11-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Little Bob 5-2fav (10-13) Chased leader, led 6th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened run-in, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Shares (11-0) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Fiddlers Creek (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Mid-division, lost place 7th, soon behind, 9th of 11, well behind Lysander (11-6) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Oct.
Dalucci (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up, progress into 6th before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Mondego (10-10) at Wexford 2m nov hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Blushing Prince (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, 6th of 9, 25l behind Fair Spin (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Nov.