Looking For Carl has been threatening a return to winning ways over today’s trip though has a poor strike rate and PEAT MOSS is preferred. The winning hurdler remains unexposed on the Flat and finished runner-up at Southwell on last month’s return to action. Bird For Life is back on a winning mark if rediscovering his best while the veteran Uncle Bernie scored over track and trip back in January but is 5lb higher. Celtic Classic has won over 1m6f and will be sharper for a recent comeback while this longer distance will suit Reeceltic, who has placed in a bumper.
Gavlar 28-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up rear of mid-division, no impression form over 1f out, 12th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Master Milliner (9-10) at Kempton 2m hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Estrela Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 9l behind London Eye (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Bird For Life 11-1 (8-12) Dwelt in touch, pushed along 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Kangaroo Point (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Switched left start, held up in rear, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Soldier On Parade (9-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Reeceltic 22-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Aventuriere (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Looking For Carl 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on in 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Iconic Belle (10-4) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Amanto (GER) 14-1 (9-3) Raced keenly tracking winner, lost 2nd 3f out, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Aleatoric (9-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
French Mix (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and lost left hind bandage over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Mi Laddo (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Smith (IRE) 125-1 (9-6) Dwelt always towards rear, 12th of 16, 9 3/4l behind Devizes (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Peat Moss (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Midfield, headway to chase leaders 6f out, travelled strongly to lead over 3f out, headed over 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to regain 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Travel Lightly (9-5) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Maazel (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly away switched left start, in rear, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Devizes (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Glencoe Boy (IRE) 400-1 (10-0) Towards rear, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 14 1/2l behind Lost Eden (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Celtic Classic (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and early reminders, closer in mid-division over 12f out, chased leaders over 5f out, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous after, 6th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Aventuriere (9-11) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.