MONDLICHT was well supported on his racecourse debut over track and trip and duly won a maiden race by over three lengths. He gets the vote to follow-up on his handicap bow. It's tempting to consider that Greyfrairschorista is in the handicapper's grip now, though the same could have been said of Tatting before the latter popped-up again at Wolverhampton last time. Both of the above are previous course and distance winners while Tartan Trip scored over 7f here in January and is only 1lb higher for this. Polytrack winner Toymaker will need to improve on his earlier efforts at this course and Showboating has no experience of the surface.
Showboating (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Upavon (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
Greyfriarschorista 5-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Noble Citizen (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-90) (3) fbs in Feb.
Tatting 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on bit over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, pushed along to lead final 100 yards, ridden near finish, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb beating Red Shuttle (9-3) by ns, 10 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 27, 12l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Mondlicht (USA) Evensfav (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Streets Of Newyork (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Karaka Jack 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Hefner (9-8) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Warfare 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Repetition (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Tartan Trip 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon switched to outer, in touch over 4f out, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 13l behind The Great Gabrial (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Feb.
Toymaker 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Fashion Line (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.