RUMBLE OF THUNDER is given the tentative vote in this competitive handicap with both Blaise Tower and Mabuya worth noting. The selection carries a penalty for winning at Bath eleven days ago breaking his maiden tag in the process. He won well that day and connections are keen to get another run into him before his rating has been reviewed and for that reason he is difficult to oppose. Blaise Tower landed back to back races at Southwell and Kempton during the winter. He is only three pounds higher in the weights on his return to the turf so has to be respected. Mabuya has caught the eye in his last two races finishing second on both outings. He has conditions to suit once again so is worth noting in the betting market. This looks another competitive handicap but Rumble of Thunder is more than capable of following up on his latest Bath success.
Roly Boy 8-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not run on, last of 6, 7l behind Mister Dee Bee (9-0) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp (4) fm.
Blaise Tower 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, keen early, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Barwell Bridge (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Made all, stayed on strongly final 2f, ran on well, won at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Mabuya (9-3) by 4l, 15 ran.
Viva La Vida 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Balaagha (9-0) at Chester 7f 3yo fll mdn (4) gf.
Mabuya (UAE) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Davids Matador 33-1 (8-11) Held up behind mid-division, effort on outer over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakening when edged right inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mirrored (9-6) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Three Ducks 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Pride Of Kings (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Just Like Silk (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Fortuni (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Diamond Twister (USA) 18-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3f out, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Tinshu (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f flls hcp (5) gf.
Sequillo 20-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, weakened and no chance over 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Mirrored (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Best In Class 17-2 (9-1) Pressed leaders 7f out, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened under pressure, last of 14, 36l behind Tinshu (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f flls hcp (5) gf.
Itlaaq 20-1 (9-2) Raced centre, always towards rear, 12th of 19, 18l behind Open Sesame (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mykingdomforahorse 12-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, led, ran very wide on bend and headed 6f out, soon recovered and challenging until weakened and hung left over 2f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Roar Of Applause (9-7) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Nice Time (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway when not clear run 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Devil To Pay (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.