URBAN KODE isn’t getting any younger but is the only course winner in the line-up and hasn’t been running badly around here lately. He’s been dropped another 2lb and has every chance of a first victory since 2016. Tokaramore has finished in the frame in three of her four previous starts here and she arrives off the back of a second at Kelso. Rockalzaro drops back down in trip and soft going didn’t suit last time so he’s preferred to Triangle Rock, second over 3m here on his first start for new connections but disappointing subsequently at Kelso.
Rockalzaro (FR) 7-1 (11-9) In touch, headway 4 out, ridden next, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 7, 22 1/2l behind Strong Resemblance (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Tokaramore 5-1 (11-5) Always prominent, chased winner when hung left between last 2, hit last, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Alizee De Janeiro (11-10) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Max Liebermann (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 3 out, 6th of 7, 30 1/2l behind Ballynanty (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) gd in Jan.
Triangle Rock (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after last (usual 3 out), soon weakened, eased over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 14, dist behind Border Victor (10-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Dec.
St George's Oval (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway before last, kept on and no impression, 4th of 7, 16l behind Kloud Gate (12-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Hero's Story 33-1 (11-4) Always behind, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Bingo D'olivate (11-3) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Outback Blue 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, 4th 2 out, one pace, 4th of 15, 20l behind Rockliffe (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Dec.
Hellavashock 80-1 (10-0) Tracked leader until 6f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 21l behind Belabour (11-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Urban Kode (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Led, headed 3rd, soon lost place towards rear, rallied approaching last, 7th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Wot A Shot (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gd in Jan.