Sennockian Storm lost his way in the autumn and may be best watched returning from a break. The maiden Formulation also has a bit to prove this year, while the potentially well-treated Tanforan often needs a couple of runs to put him straight. Gordy Bee has continued to disappoint but POSTMAN finally came good again at Southwell earlier this month and, with the quicker surface no problem, is fancied to follow up here off a 4lb higher mark. Regal Rave, a promising third at Kempton after a length lay-off, may be best of the remainder.
Sennockian Storm (USA) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Space War (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Sweet Origin (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Formulation (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Led after 1f, soon slowed pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Piano (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Postman 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Almahaza (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Silent Oasis 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chasede leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Prince Apollo (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Beetuna (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Catching Zeds (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Regal Rave (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, switched left and headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, closed on leader but not pace of winner close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Al Aqabah (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Elijah Pepper (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Gordy Bee (USA) 12-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Catching Zeds (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Tanforan 28-1 (8-12) Held up, never a factor, 10th of 11, 12l behind Elijah Pepper (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.