Yanmare has continued to look a thorough stayer since completing a a hat-trick over 3m here in December so this slight drop in distance may not be ideal. KRACKATOA KING (NAP) also has form over further and is still awaiting a first victory over the larger obstacles but Kerry Lee puts a visor on him for the first time to sharpen up her charge and the ploy can pay dividends. Buttercup hasn’t really progressed from her third at Uttoxeter in December while Flashjack remains out of sorts. Have A Go Hero may be improving, however, and is preferred to the returning Wabanaki.
Krackatoa King 11-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders on inside, 2nd after 4 out, held by winner from last, kept on well and well clear of rest, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Allchilledout (10-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Flashjack (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) In touch, blundered 8th, soon struggling, pulled up after 13th, at Hereford 3m 1f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.
Have A Go Hero (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Raced widest, chased leading pair, went right 5th, mistake 11th, every chance 4 out, ridden and lost 3rd before 2 out, left modest 3rd run-in, 3rd of 6, 12 3/4l behind Royal Salute (11-11) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Buttercup (FR) 5-4fav (11-2) Held up on outside, jumped slowly 11th, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 6, 29 3/4l behind Twenty Eight Guns (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
Yanmare (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Led or disputed lead until blundered and dropped to last 5 out, outpaced before 2 out, ridden and rallied to chase winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Peckhamecho (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Wabanaki (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, in 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 9, 23l behind Robinshill (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) gs in Jun.