AMAZING GRAZING finished in front of Bellevarde when runner-up over 5f here a fortnight ago. He’s placed over today’s extra furlong in the past and gets the vote. Kommander Kirkup won over track and trip before returning a losing favourite in a claiming race here and could be in the mix while Global Melody won a novices’ contest at the track recently, though over the minimum distance and this is tougher. Jack The Truth was well beaten on a previous outing on the Fibresand and Chelmsford winner Dollar Value debuts on this surface.
Jack The Truth (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Nibras Again (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp (4) fm in Sep.
Amazing Grazing (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway and squeezed between horses inside final furlong, ran on and went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Eternal Sun (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Tathmeen (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Equiano Springs (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Zapper Cass (FR) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, wide on home turn, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Black Salt (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Bellevarde (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eternal Sun (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Monks Stand (USA) 50-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, last of 13, 22 1/4l behind Angel Palanas (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Kommander Kirkup 9-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway entering final 2f, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 3/4l behind The Right Choice (9-3) at Southwell 6f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Global Melody 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Dec beating Point Zero (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Dollar Value (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Wilson (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.