BOBBY JOE LEG won a lowly Class 7 contest over course and distance last month but this isn’t much tougher. Both Saltie Girl and Tarnhelm were well beaten on that occasion and Ruth Carr’s charge can confirm running with an apprentice’s allowance negating a 3lb rise in the weights. The Bull is usually thereabouts at this level but recorded his only win so far over the minimum trip while Crash Helmet slides further down the handicap without yet showing any improvement.
Dancing Speed (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 13, 10 1/4l behind Etikaal (9-1) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Bobby Joe Leg 13-2 (9-12) Went right start, in touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (7) pol in Jan beating Don't Be Surprised (9-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Crash Helmet 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Zarkavon (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
The Bull (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) In rear stand side, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Atwaar (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Tarnhelm 25-1 (8-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, effort 2f out, struggling from over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Siena Mia (8-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
Dixieland (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Windsorlot (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Saltie Girl 11-1 (9-9) Hampered start, held up towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Star Cracker (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Deolali 66-1 (8-12) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, still every chance when ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Windsorlot (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.