Itsthursdayalready is back on a winning mark and it showed with a better effort at Southwell last week, while Super Frank also ran his best race for a while when a close-up third at Lingfield last time. First Class won a lesser event over C&D last month and could figure along with recent Wolverhampton runner-up Tamino. The evergreen Almaty Express will most likely take advantage of his drop down the weights soon but a speculative vote today goes to QUEEN OF HEAVEN, who may be capable of better dropping back in trip for her handicap debut.
Cheery Cat (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Torres Del Paine (8-12) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Almaty Express 8-1 (9-2) Led, joined after 1f, clear 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Consistant (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Flaxen Lake 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 8l behind Kyncraighe (8-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Lady Mango (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Held up in mid-division on outside, unable to quicken when hampered over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 14, 7l behind Diplomatic (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Namir (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, weakening when clipped heels entering final 2f, 10th of 11, 10l behind Consistant (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Itsthursdayalready 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Silly Billy (8-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Queen Of Heaven (USA) 25-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, went 3rd over 2f out, until inside final 2f, no impression when weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 10l behind Jellicle (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
First Class 10-11fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cheyenne Red (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Tamino (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Ridden to press leader, led 4f out, clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Lisselton Cross (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Muktasb (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, never a factor, last of 11, 26l behind Royal Envoy (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Grand Honour (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up in last trio, ridden and no real progrees over 1f out, plugged on, 5th of 8, 6l behind Efistorm (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Super Frank (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outer entering final furlong, challenged inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Do More Business (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.