Tres Coronas has been raised a couple of pounds since finishing second at Doncaster and may prefer an easier surface, though should again beat Kiwi Bay. Icebuster is 3lb higher than when twice narrowly beaten on the Polytrack earlier this month while Indepub finished last on his return the Flat. The Lock Master was also well beaten at Doncaster on his latest start and Blazing Desert may find this an insufficient test of stamina. FLY SOLO has yet to finish out of the frame in five career starts and was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter at Catterick on his reappearance. This looks a good chance for him to open his account with Dazzling Valentine the pick of the remainder.
Icebuster 9-2 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, headway 7f out, challenged 6f out, led over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, soon hung right, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Indepub 8-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 37l behind Docs Legacy (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Knowe Head (NZ) 7-2fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, switched left and went 3rd approaching final furlong, kept on, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Scottish Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dubawi Phantom 16-1 (9-2) Raced keeenly, chased leader until ridden over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 7, 12l behind Buckland (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Kiwi Bay 50-1 (9-0) Led, 2 lengths clear 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 16, 8l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Another For Joe 16-1 (8-12) Led centre group to over 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 23rd of 28, 24l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Fly Solo 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Lock Master (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Keen led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 19l behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Now My Sun 33-1 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 16, 11l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Blazing Desert 11-2 (9-0) Chased winner until inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Honest Deal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Dazzling Valentine 3-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, headway to chase leader 2f out, soon hung left, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sail Home (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.