Daafr won easily back on this surface last week but that was over a mile. Revolutionary Man landed a claimer over 7f at Wolverhampton last time but Lord Oberon included a course and distance success in an earlier double before placing back here last month. Broken Spear and Lincoln Park debut on the Fibresand as both return to action but ZYLAN landed this race in 2018 and has won a further five times at the track subsequently. A runner-up on his penultimate start, Roger Fell’s course specialist gets another chance in this.
Broken Spear 7-2 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Lucky Lucky Man (8-7) at Catterick 6f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Daafr (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led going well over 2f out, came clear over 1f out, easily, won at Southwell 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar beating Fieldsman (8-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Lincoln Park 3-1 (8-8) Broke smartly to lead, headed before final furlong, weakened quickly, last of 7, 11 3/4l behind Ghalyoon (9-1) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Zylan (IRE) 18-1 (8-2) Went left start, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Stone Soldier (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Lord Oberon 13-8fav (9-8) Chased leaders out wide, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Rock Sound (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Never In Paris (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Song of The Isles (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Little Boy Blue 11-2 (9-7) Disputed lead on outside, headed before halfway, effort to lead home turn, faded final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Newscaster (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Giogiobbo 7-1 (9-7) Slightly slowly away but soon in touch, ridden and under pressure 2f out, stayed on same pace and just failed for third, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Spirit Power (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Revolutionary Man (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Keen made all, ridden over 1f out, all out, won at Wolverhampton 7f stks (5) pol in Feb beating Reckless Endeavour (9-5) by hd, 5 ran.