Delface has dropped to a fair mark and soft going should see him in a better light. An easier surface has produced better performances from Field Exhibition recently but Rasasee continues to flatter to deceive. MAZALTO has disappointed twice over this trip but she bolted up at Fontwell 10 days ago and can defy a 7lb rise here if in the same mood. Blue Rhythm needs further and seems to reserve his best for Southwell.
Our Delboy 7-2 (11-12) Led until before 3rd, chased leader, led again 7th, went badly left stumbled and headed 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd between last 2, blundered and lost modest 3rd last, weakened, 4th of 8, 14 1/4l behind Whatthebutlersaw (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Field Exhibition (IRE) 10-11fav (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, chased winner from next, closed flat, kept on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Let's Sway (10-1) at Ludlow 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Delface (FR) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after last, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Gwalia (11-11) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Mazalto (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway into 2nd after 5th, led after 3 out, clear next, pushed out, eased towards finish, very easily, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) sft in Dec beating Blue April (10-10) by 15l, 13 ran.
Blue Rhythm (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Led until not fluent 8th, soon ridden, lost place 4 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Outrageous Romana (10-10) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Rasasee (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Led after 1st until 3rd, stayed handy, ridden approaching 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 5th of 8, 33 1/2l behind Agincourt Reef (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Tara Well (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, effort after 3 out, went modest 4th before next, 4th of 10, dist behind Field Exhibition (11-10) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Mollyow (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Queen Of The Wind (11-11) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Helamis 25-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place after 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Nov.