HADRON COLLIDER is the call in a tough opener with Bon Spiel and Theologist others to enter the reckoning. A useful enough stayer on the flat for Richard Hannon under these conditions; there is an issue in relation to absence from the track but Charlie Mann is more than capable of having them ready first time out. Bon Spiel held no chance in the Winter Derby but on the positive, he should be fit enough to give a bold acccount. Theologist catches the eye from Richard Newland. The yard had a winner at Aintree and off the figures, she has an obvious chance. Hellfire Club has demonstrated ability at Kempton on good ground so cannot be dismissed. Call It On has disappointed somewhat in two novice events but may be better suited by today's conditions. Hadron Collider can be in the shake up this race.
Bon Spiel 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened 6th, 9th of 12, 40l behind Tanto Faz (11-1) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Don't Tell Nina (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway 4th, led before 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, 3rd and beaten last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Pendower (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Mar.
Hadron Collider (FR) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 14l behind Mount Lavinia (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcap (5) gd in Oct '08 (flat).
Hellfire Club 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Benfleet Boy (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Pulled hard in mid-division, driven approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Organisateur (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Meet The Critics (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Be There In Five (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Rockstown Beneficial gelding out of My Moona.
Tafika 66-1 (11-1) In touch, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on to go moderate 4th flat, 4th of 11, 26l behind Lush Life (11-6) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gd in Mar.
U B Carefull 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 4th, with winner 5th, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 16, 17l behind Gus Macrae (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Weapon Of War (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Mistake 1st, mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 29l behind Cheshire Prince (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Call It On (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Held up in mid-division on inner, headway approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 9l behind Shilpa (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Cubism 16-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, lost place from 6f out, weakened from under 4f out, 12th of 16, 30l behind Frutti Tutti (9-12) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep (flat).
Theologist (IRE) 10-11fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 7th, went 3rd approaching 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Cashel Bay (10-7) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Lupita (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up tracking leaders, outpaced after 7th, soon struggling and lost touch, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 7, 29l behind Pomander (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) hvy in Mar.