VERY FIRST BLADE is usually thereabouts at this level. He went close here on a couple of occasions last month and finished well ahead of third-placed Sleet over track and trip. Run Fat Lass Run appeared to show signs of a revival last month only to run a shocker here on Sunday but still has the beating of recent runner-up River Dreamer on collateral form. Master Of Disguise has not won since 2012 but was well ahead of La Danza at Wolverhampton last time.
Very First Blade 13-2 (8-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Run Fat Lass Run 14-1 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 5, 21l behind Miniskirt (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Master Of Disguise 9-4fav (10-11) Chased leaders, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Waterloo Dock (10-5) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) in Jan.
Little Choosey 5-1 (9-1) Slow into stride in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Satchville Flyer (9-5) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Sleet (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Chased leaders and wide, pushed laong halfway, shaken up 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
River Dreamer (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, lost place over 4f out, headway from 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Risk 'n' Reward (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Postillion (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Cherry Tiger (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) in Dec.
First Commandment 20-1 (8-9) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, well held over 1f out, 11th of 13, 31l behind Sheriff Of Nawton (9-10) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Zat Be Zat 50-1 (9-5) Slow into stride, in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 14l behind Summersault (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) in Dec.
Stun Gun 16-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden and beaten when hung right over 2f out, last of 13, 18l behind Actonetaketwo (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
La Danza 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 9th of 12, 5l behind Waterloo Dock (10-5) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) in Jan.