KELTIC RHYTHM found only Joanne One too good over track and trip earlier this month and is given another chance today. He's just preferred to Giant Hercules, a respectable fifth at this course on last month's debut. Ludlow winner, Troyan, couldn't cope with a penalty on the Turf at Southwell last week and Kalucci makes more appeal on his debut second at Wetherby in December. Knock House should be capable of better and Arthur's Oak makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Troyan (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden and lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 24l behind Four Shuck Men (11-0) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd.
Arthur's Oak Kayf Tara gelding out of Myumi.
Days Gone By 4-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, weakened over 5f out, 6th of 8, 23l behind Fountains Mary (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Giant Hercules (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Prominent, lost place 4f out, no impression on leaders after, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Lemony Bay (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 5f out, led and edged left over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Joanne One (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Royal Macnab (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Ld/disp, ld aftr 4out, chall 3out & outjumped 2out, 1l 2nd & seemed btn when fell last, in a race won by Western Warhorse (11-7) at Affane 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Dan's Wee Man 16-1 (10-7) Whipped round and unseated rider start, in a race won by Land Of Vic (10-8) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd, 9 ran.
Kalucci (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and edged left 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 16l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-5) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Knock House (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 6th of 14, 5l behind Seedling (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.
The Western Hill (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Marie The.
Calypso Princess 16-1 (11-2) In touch, lost place over 7f out, eased over 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Mayfair Music (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd.
Hope Royal 2-1 (11-7) Held up; hdwy 13; wknd 15; pu nxt, in a race won by Fourth In Line (12-0) at Horseheath 3m ptp gd in Feb, 15 ran.
Lady Cliche Kirkwall filly out of Madam Cliche.