Zapper Cass may have won here in the past but is best at Southwell having recorded a double at the latter track this month. Pink Flamingo still looks a shade high in the weights but Boom The Groom finished runner-up over 6f at Lingfield last time, though both he and Foxy Forever were beaten by Dynamo Walt over track and trip earlier. It’s been a long time since the latter won back-to-back races and preference is for CANFORD BAY (NAP), who also finished behind Dynamo Walt last month but has subsequently gone close at Newcastle and re-opposes on more favourable terms.
Zapper Cass (FR) 11-10fav (10-2) Pushed along to chase leading pair, led over 1f out, edged right final furlong, pushed clear, won at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating George Thomas (9-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
Pink Flamingo 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside and raced keenly, led going well inside final 2f, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, headed and outpaced towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Shamshon (8-12) at Leicester 5f hcp (3) gf in Sep.
King Robert 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt switched left start, always in rear, 9th of 10, 5 1/4l behind The Daley Express (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Boom The Groom (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Sword Exceed (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Foxy Forever (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, no impression well inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Jonboy (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Canford Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, prominent, challenged over 1f out, ran on, just held last strides, 3rd of 7, hd behind Jonboy (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Reflektor (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Fastar (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
You're Cool 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden 1f out, never involved, 10th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Spirit Of May (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Scale Force 10-1 (9-7) Hampered start, close up in rear, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 8 1/4l behind National Anthem (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec beating Foxy Forever (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Tathmeen (IRE) 5-1jfav (9-7) Held up towards rear, wide and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Spirit Power (8-13) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.