Weet Yer Tern was good value for his win in a classified stakes race at Kempton earlier this month and is taken to follow up here with the main dangers looking to come from Et Dona Ferentes and Bathwick Emma. The last mentioned has slipped to a fair mark but has failed to trouble the judge since landing a seller here last month and is probably best watched. Reg Hollinshead's Keon ran better at Southwell last time but could probably do with some help from the handicapper, while Stoneacre Fred maybe better over shorter. Wodhill Schnaps is closely matched with Et Dona Ferentes on running at Southwell recently but may be better on the Fibresand, while his conqueror there is only 3lbs higher today but may also not be as effective back on the Polytrack. The vote then goes to recent Kempton winner Weet Yer Tern, who is taken to defy a 5lb rise since that success.
Keon (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Val de Maal (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-50 (6) fbs in Jan.
Et Dona Ferentes 3-1jt-fav (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-50 (6) fbs beating Kumakawa (8-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Weet Yer Tern (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Dwelt, good headway 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, pushed out, won at Kempton 1m Stks (41-45) (7) pol beating Almowj (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Stoneacre Fred (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened, 5th of 13, 8l behind My Michelle (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Jan.
Tartan Special 5-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Freda's Choice (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Jan.
Bathwick Emma (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 12, 6l behind Norwegian (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f sll (6) pol.
Wodhill Schnaps 4-1 (8-9) In touch, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Et Dona Ferentes (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-50 (6) fbs.
Crusoe (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Started slowly, held up, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 20l behind Ionian Spring (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f clm (6) fbs.