Michael Chapman claimed Tayarat after the six-year-old demolished a similar field to this at Ludlow when he could have won much more easily. He has plenty of weight here though he'll still be fancied to complete a hat-trick but KING'S COUNSEL is taken to put his run to an end. David O'Meara's charge was in winning form on the Flat during the summer and was having only his second start since July when sixth behind Fujin Dancer at Catterick last month after leading for much of the way. He should be at his peak for this and can return to winning ways. Lady Willa scored twice on very heavy ground before running way out of her depth in a Listed contest at Exeter. She's getting plenty of weight from her main rivals but the quicker ground is a concern. Tri Nations' last nine starts have been in sellers and one or two of these look too good for him.
Tayarat (IRE) 11-8fav (10-10) Took keen hold, made virtually all, clear 3 out, mistake last, eased towards finish, won at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Josephine Malines (9-13) by 8l, 8 ran.
First Avenue 20-1 (11-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along before 5th, ridden after 3 out, headway before next, soon ridden, weakened soon after 2 out, hit last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Kadouchski (10-3) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Feb.
King's Counsel (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, still every chance last, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 6l behind Fujin Dancer (10-9) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Hypnotic Gaze (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, fell 7th, in a race won by No Principles (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov, 11 ran.
Tri Nations (UAE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden when not fluent 7th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind Baynes Cross (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Lady Willa (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Led until before 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 6, well behind Spirit Son (11-11) at Exeter 2m 1f Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Feb.
Moonbalej 7-1 (10-12) Led, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, 4th of 12, 14l behind Lady Pacha (9-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gs in Nov.
I Got Music 10-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, outpaced after 4th, ridden before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7, 14l behind Antoella (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.