Forgetthesmalltalk ran a blinder when returning from a lengthy absence at Kempton and must go on the shortlist. Doncaster third Vodka All The Way should again beat Connetable. Mister Murchan arrives in good form and is unlikely to be far away again while Roccowithlove has a chance if putting a tumble at Catterick behind him. TAMBURA is approaching the veteran stage but hasn’t had much racing in recent years. He never looked like catching Mister Murchan at Plumpton last month but there shouldn’t be much between the pair on today’s revised terms.
Vodka All The Way (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, every chance 3 out, 3rd and held next, one pace, 3rd of 11, 6 1/4l behind Manning Estate (11-2) at Doncaster 3m hcp (3) gd in Feb.
Connetable (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Led after 1st, headed after 7th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Manning Estate (11-2) at Doncaster 3m hcp (3) gd in Feb.
Ballymagroarty Boy (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Held up in close 4th, went 3rd at 14th and 2nd before the last, never any chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 28l behind Financial Outcome (11-0) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Forgetthesmalltalk (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Last pair, headway from 2 out, stayed on into never nearer 3rd before the last, kept on towards finish, went 2nd final strides, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Fontley House (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.
King Of The Sharks (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Disputed lead until led after 5th, headed 3 out, no extra approaching last, 5th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Heavey (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Atomic Rumble (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) In rear, soon behind, pulled up 5th, at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Roccowithlove 9-2 (11-12) Made most, narrowly headed after 7th, fell heavily next, at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Invincible Cave (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Pushed along and always in rear, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Mister Murchan (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Prominent, every chance before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, always well held by winner from last, 2nd of 12, 6l behind The Composeur (11-0) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Nessfield Blue 16-1 (11-12) Never closer than mid-division on inside, weakened before 4 out, 9th of 15, dist behind High Up In The Air (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Jan.
Woulduadamandeveit (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, weakened after next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 5, 22 3/4l behind Premier D'troice (11-8) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Tambura 4-1 (11-10) Raced wide, held up, headway to lead before 3rd, headed before 2 out, chased winner, awkward 2 out, one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Mister Murchan (10-5) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Puppet Warrior 7-1 (11-9) Mistake 1st, raced keenly in rear, tailed off when fell 4 out, at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.