Changing The Guard has yet to run a disappointing race after five starts on the Polytrack and Richard Fahey's gelding has to be considered on his turf debut but he may just be a shade high in the weights now and preference is for TARTAN GUNNA who looks the pick of Mark Johnston's two runners ahead of Beautiful Breeze, who has been well held in all three starts in handicaps. The selection probably found the going too testing on his debut at Ayr in August but has he has done better on the Fibresand and Polytrack of late, remains feasibly well treated and can make a winning return to turf. Brian Ellison's Lakeman disappointed when last seen at Doncaster in November but has claims on earlier form, while Alan McCabe's Thunderball was well beaten on his recent reappearance and now looks best watched. This does not look to be the strongest of races with only six runners lining up for it and Tartan Gunna is taken to lead them home.
Tartan Gunna 2-9fav (9-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, last of 3, 3/4l behind Captainrisk (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Lakeman (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f, weakened over 1f, 12th of 15, 13l behind Harry Patch (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Changing The Guard 15-2 (8-9) Held up, headway 2f out, chased leaders and effort over 1f out, not troubled winner, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Saint Arch (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Mar.
Thunderball 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 25l behind Gitano Hernando (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Mar.
Clumber Place 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never in contention, last of 10, 13l behind Saint Arch (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Mar.
Beautiful Breeze (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden along when outpaced over 3f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Sampower Rose (8-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.