CHIGAGO ALLEY enters this race in good order and is given the vote to win at the expense of Impact Zone and Lord Collingwood. The selection was not beaten far after finishing second to Bold Punt at Market Rasen last time out. Her trainer Tony Carroll has his team of horses in good spirits at present and she looks weighted to go well. Impact Zone landed back to back victories in the point to point field last season but failed to trouble the judge at Ayr when last seen in December. Improvement will be required so he is worth treating with caution for the time being. Lord Collingwood on the other hand has recent form to his name after catching the eye at this venue last time out. Although he has top weight to carry he has conditions in his favour and is sure to give his supporters another good run for their money. Chicago Alley is the form horse in the race and looks the percentage call.
Lord Collingwood (IRE) 17-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced from 2 out, 2nd of 9, 18l behind Ukrainian Star (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Premier Bleu (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Ray Mond (10-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
Impact Zone 5-2fav (10-2) Chased leaders, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 44l behind Olifan d'Oudairies (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Day Of Claies (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led 3rd, ridden and headed on long run to 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, 32l behind Teerie Express (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Chicago Alley 6-1 (10-10) In rear, headway to track leaders 7th, chased winner 4 out, every chance when blundered 3 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Bold Punt (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Bertenbar 4-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 21l behind Ukrainian Star (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Dolans Bay (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) In rear, headway 10th, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 16, 21l behind Earcomesthedream (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Ticket To Ride (FR) 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division, dropped towards rear when mistake 3rd, jumped badly left 5th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Wide Receiver (11-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.