STOW is our pick with Resounding Glory and Indian Groom put up as alternatives. Third to Zaynar at Ascot, he didn't do a lot wrong behind the useful Mr Thriller at Fontwell and provided that that effort hasn't taken too much out of him, he has an obvious chance of gleaning compensation. Resounding Glory has raced with cut in the ground on the flat. He hasn't been seen out since landing the Wensleydale Hurdle at Wetherby last October. Indian Groom is sure to be popular in the Graham Wylie colours. A winner at Market Rasen, he has put up placed efforts under testing conditions. Dontpaytheferryman had a recent run on the level and whilst a recent winner over hurdles, it's worth noting that those labours came in plating class. Mountaineer left the impression that there was more to come from his Ascot debut. Blues In Cee won a maiden on the flat for John Oxx and the mare, in receipt of plenty of allowances, is certainly interesting off a light racing weight. Stow is selected to pick up the winning habit.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 11-4 (11-4) Held up, smooth headway to lead 4 out, soon clear easy, won at Chepstow 2m 4yo nov clm hdl (5) hvy in Jan beating Perlon (11-4) by 11l, 8 ran.
Indian Groom (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Held up and keen, some progress approaching 4 out, plugged on, 5th of 10, 21l behind Walkon (11-0) at Chepstow 2m nov hdl Grd 1 (1) sft in Dec.
Resounding Glory (USA) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 3 out, soon led, hit last, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 2m lst nov hdl (1) gf in Oct beating Silk Drum (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Stow Evensfav (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner after 3 out, kept on, always behind held, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Mr Thriller (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f 4yo nov hdl (4) sft.
Mountaineer (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Held up, hampered 1st, hit 5th, mid-division when blundered 3 out, no further impression, 5th of 9, 22l behind Zaynar (11-4) at Ascot 2m 4yo nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Blues In Cee (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead after 2 out, soon headed, weakening when mistake last, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 27l behind Walkon (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f nov hdl Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.