Piper Bomb arrives from Ireland with cheekpieces added to the usual tongue-tie having finished fourth here just three days ago behind third-placed Dodgy Bob. Stablemate Taceec ran at the same meeting and makes his handicap debut but Musbaq is still looking for his first win after placing at Southwell. Harbour Patrol and MALAYSIAN BOLEH are both course and distance winners back on winning marks with slight preference for the latter given Phil McEntee’s charge has the more recent form and he gets the token vote in a weak handicap.
Tidal Surge (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 17 1/2l behind Hard Toffee (9-10) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Classy Cailin (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Raced wide in touch, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Spirit Of Zebedee (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Kellington Kitty (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 14, 19 1/4l behind Viola Park (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Musbaq (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) Raced wide tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Astrojewel (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Shovel It On (IRE) 80-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Unforgiving Minute (10-0) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Dec.
Castlerea Tess 12-1 (9-5) Taken to post early, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Peachey Carnehan (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Piper Bomb (IRE) 15-8fav (9-8) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 10, 2l behind New Rich (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Mr Andros 14-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 15, at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Taceec (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out until well over 1f out, ridden and one pace in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Diamond Reflection (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Dodgy Bob 20-1 (9-8) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind New Rich (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Malaysian Boleh 14-1 (9-0) Went left start, tracked leader, pushed along to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Cape Greco (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Harbour Patrol (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Dipped just as gates about to open, took keen hold towards rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ace Master (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (7) pol in Nov.