Boomerang Bob found only subsequent Listed winner Pretend too good in this last year and arrives in fine form. But PATRICK (NAP) was a progressive three-year-old sprinter and was beaten only a head on his first start since July when third at Lingfield at the start of the month - Richard Fahey's charge may just edge this. Barracuda Boy has found Spring Loaded too good in similar handicaps the last twice but Zac Brown ran well off today's mark over 5f here last time when ahead of Steelriver. Mappin Time has been running well at Southwell recently but was well beaten in last year's renewal off a similar mark.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Spring Loaded (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 15-8 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8 1/4l behind Dark Emerald (9-1) at Hamilton 6f stks (2) gd in Sep.
Basil Berry 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Mister Universe (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Intibaah 25-1 (8-13) last of 15, dist behind Jungle Cat (9-4) at Meydan 6f hcp gf in Jan.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Shyron (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Steelriver (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Slow to break, held up in last, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, not going to get on terms when not much room and eased towards finish, 7th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Boom The Groom (9-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Mappin Time (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, not much room and switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Crosse Fire (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (2) pol in Jan.
Zac Brown (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on, not quite pace of leaders, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Boom The Groom (9-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Anonymous John (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 6 1/2l behind Bold Prediction (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Patrick (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, hd behind Fleckerl (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp (3) pol in Mar.
Plucky Dip 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Trojan Rocket (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Air Of York (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Trojan Rocket (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Brother Tiger (8-13) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.