RAZIN' HELL is penalised after recording his fifth win on Fibresand with last week's course and distance success. But he beat Elusivity, Borough Boy and Fujin easily enough and should go close again in his current form. Sartori landed a lower grade handicap here last time and is upped 4lb but course regular Sir Geoffrey makes more appeal as he remains on a winning mark despite a 6lb rise for last month's victory over track and trip. Viva Verglas has gone close here before and could bounce back at any time having tumbled down the weights.
Razin' Hell 5-1 (9-5) Close up, headway to lead when edged left approaching final furlong, ridden clear, won at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Jacob's Pillow (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Borough Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Razin' Hell (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Marmarus 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Logans Lad (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 11-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Afkar (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Secret Asset (8-13) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Elusivity (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, edged right and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 3/4l behind Razin' Hell (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Fujin 9-2fav (9-4) Awkwardly away, soon pushed along in mid-division, wide into straight over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 13l behind Razin' Hell (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Sartori 12-1 (9-5) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, won at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Spowarticus (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Fine 'n Dandy (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.