Discay has run well in both subsequent starts since scoring at Wetherby in December though is now 8lb higher. But JURYS OUT escapes a penalty for winning a conditionals’ race at Carlisle a week ago and Venetia William’s charge should go close again in this company and gets the vote. King Cool faced a tougher task than this at Newbury recently but had won at Kempton before that and can figure while Duffy Allen should be sharper for last month’s return to action and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Discay 9-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, led approaching 7th, strongly challenged when not fluent 3 out, headed next, weakened last, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Liosduin Bhearna (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Cloghouge Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) In touch, driven after 5 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 12, 32 1/2l behind Nestor Park (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f (4) sft in Jan.
King Cool 25-1 (11-0) Behind, some late minor headway, never involved, 7th of 16, 20 1/2l behind Jabulani (11-7) at Newbury 3m hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Acertain Circus 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, 11th of 12, 31 1/2l behind Earlofthecotswolds (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Big Difference (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 12, 18 1/4l behind Norse Legend (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Duffy Allen (FR) 20-1 (10-6) Prominent on outside, not fluent 7th, lost place before next, ridden before 9th, well beaten from 3 out, 5th of 6, 13 1/4l behind Uno Mas (10-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Jurys Out (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Chased leader until after 5th, remained handy, headway before 2 out, led 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Strike West (11-11) by 4l, 9 ran.
Simply Lucky (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Held up behind, took closer order halfway, struggling 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 7, 25 1/4l behind Nemean Lion (11-4) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Dec.