Chella Thriller won over a shorter trip here nearly a year ago and should improve for this. Comedy House found only one too good at Lingfield three weeks ago but his only win on the Flat so far came over 2m. ABLE DASH returned to action with a victory over track and trip and the third has won subsequently. The form looks solid enough so Michael Blake's charge gets the nod to follow up with plenty of scope for improvement. Standing Strong and Polydamos are regulars at this level and can get involved if at their best.
Chella Thriller (SPA) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace, gradually weakened inside final furlng, 6th of 8, 7l behind Cosmic Halo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Comedy House 7-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Tokyo Brown (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Gravitate 14-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Top Diktat (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Able Dash 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Ladies Dancing (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Standing Strong (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, switched left and headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1l behind Rowan Ridge (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Polydamos 11-2 (9-4) Took keen hold and held up towards rear off slow pace, good headway on wide outside to chase leaders over 2f out, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, run flattened out inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sudden Wish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Curlew (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leader, pushed along and lost 2nd 3f out, weakened rapidly 2f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Bennelong (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.