I Know How won over track and trip back in December and is 4lb higher on his return while Ghathanfar has been off the track since October having won over 7f here last year. De Bruyne Horse was narrowly beaten in a lower grade contest at the track last month though Lucky Lodge is preferred back at this level having won under today’s apprentice here earlier and can go close again. But REDESDALE REBEL has the most scope of these having made all for a wide-margin victory over course and distance last time and there looks more to come from Susan Corbett’s charge now handicapping.
Lucky Lodge 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Athollblair Boy (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Kupa River (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Raced keenly, soon chasing leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Critical Thinking (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Smoke On The Water 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader after 1f, led 5f out until 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Plantadream (9-5) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Thaayer 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Chookie Dunedin (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Indian Sounds (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Crackin Dream (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Requinto Dawn (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, chased leader until 4f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Decision Maker (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Redesdale Rebel 3-1 (9-5) Made all, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 6f stks (5) pol in Jan beating Bob Beach (9-5) by 3 1/4l, 7 ran.
Calin's Lad 4-1 (8-7) Chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Dandys Gold (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
I Know How (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Zebulon (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ghathanfar (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Castle Quarter (8-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
De Bruyne Horse 12-1 (9-6) Went left and bumped start, prominent, led over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 12, shd behind Star Cracker (8-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Oriental Lilly 5-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Siena Mia (8-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.