Light From Mars finished a creditable sixth against higher rated opposition in a Listed race at Wolverhampton last time. He has the beating of Atlantis Crossing back in handicap company and should go close. SPIRIT OF SHARJAH has done most of his winning over 7f, including a couple of victories over track and trip, and his defeat of Chapter And Verse here in January gives him the beating of both Roninski and Seek The Fair Land. He get the nod as he's preferred to the returning Galician, but Ortac Rock could prove a threat on his first outing since 2011 as he finished runner-up to recent Lincoln Trial winner Strictly Silver at Doncaster when last seen at the track.
Bravo Echo 20-1 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, no impression when not much room and lost place inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Galician 8-1 (9-1) Chased clear leader, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and headed, rallied to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Whimsical (9-0) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide held up, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Roninski (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Chapter And Verse (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Seek The Fair Land 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 11, 11l behind Tarooq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, headway on outer when hung left approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on, not troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Solar Deity (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Light From Mars 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 4l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Ortac Rock (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, nk behind Strictly Silver (8-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct '11.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 16-1 (8-10) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, last of 12, 18l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Lowther 4-1 (8-8) Slow into stride, pused along in rear, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Kakatosi 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 8, 8l behind Crew Cut (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.