SNOWED UNDER is taken to follow up on his recent Beverley success with both Annabelles¿s Charm and La Rosa Nostra worth noting. The selection is only one pound worse off for winning last time out and therefore he has to be respected. His form can be a little in and out at times but is he can recapture his recent winning form he will not be too far away. Annabelle's Charm is four pounds higher for winning at Folkestone last time out. He is still only lightly raced and continues to improve with experience so any market moves should be noted. La Rosa Nostra has two years off through injury after breaking his maiden tag at Nottingham. He caught the eye on his return at Doncaster when finishing second of eight and should strip fitter this time around so he warrants plenty of respect. This is a tough and competitive handicap in which we return to Snowed Under as the likely winner.
Snowed Under 7-1 (9-4) Made all, driven over 1f out, kept on gamely final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Benedict Spirit (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Prairie Storm 4-1 (8-9) Pressed leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Stone Of Scone (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Apr.
Annabelle's Charm (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Close up, 2nd 7f out, pressed leader 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Special Reserve (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Can Can Star 15-2 (8-13) Pulled hard, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and one pace when bumped over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Martyr (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dark Prospect 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, under pressure 4f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 23l behind Serious Choice (7-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Quince (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, driven and ran on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Timocracy (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
La Rosa Nostra 5-2fav (8-5) Tracked leader, switched right 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Aphrodisia (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.
Millie's Rock (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 23l behind Spring Goddess (8-5) at Doncaster 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Mar.
Folio (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Steadied start, always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 12l behind Special Reserve (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Inchando (FR) (9-1) 4th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Global Champion (9-4) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m stk in Oct '07.
Thunderstruck 15-2 (9-7) Prominent, effort over 3f, weakened over 1f, 9th of 18, 13l behind Spring Goddess (9-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f ldy hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Danetime Panther (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 13, 17l behind Invasian (8-4) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.