Lukoutoldmakezebak went close here a fortnight ago but is now 7lb higher than when scoring over 7f at the track back in September. BLAZING DREAMS scored over track and trip at the start of the month with Al Ozzdi behind but was badly hampered early in the race back here last week and left to come home in his own time. He gets another chance with Ben Haslam’s yard remaining in good form. Mr Strutter ran well at the track before disappointing at Southwell while Strawberryandcream is fitted with headgear on the back of a couple of better efforts but Poetic Era has more scope dropping down in class and returning from a lay-off.
Blazing Dreams (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, beaten when hampered inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 9l behind Curfewed (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Al Ozzdi 12-1 (9-4) Held up, pushed along and headway inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Blazing Dreams (9-0) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Mr Strutter (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, 6th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Oblate (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Lukoutoldmakezebak 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, not quicken towards towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Double Martini (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Kodiac Lass (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Double Martini (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Warrior's Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Tagur (9-12) at Redcar 1m stks (6) sft in Nov.
Jagerbond 40-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 10l behind Corked (9-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Rebeljustforkicks 200-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 14, 24 3/4l behind Daarik (9-2) at Newcastle 6f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sixties Coed 150-1 (9-2) Slowly away outpaced, 5th of 6, dist behind Makthecat (9-2) at Southwell 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Poetic Era 16-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 9, 27 1/4l behind Arletta Star (8-3) at Chester 1m hcp fll (4) gs in Jul.
Strawberryandcream 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Double Martini (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.