JIMMY RYAN is hard to get past as he bids for a hat-trick over track and trip. He's up another 3lb but needed only to be pushed out to beat Blown It last time and that form gives him the beating of Atlantic Beach. Ishetoo has the form to figure on his first start since October, but Cliffords Reprieve has a bit to find with the selection and is closely matched with Chjimes on recent running over C&D. Irish raider Ability N Delivery posted a good effort at Dundalk on his latest start and could figure racing off the same mark today.
Ishetoo 11-1 (9-5) Raced far side, in touch, effort halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, driven and stayed on to 2nd final 50 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Style And Panache (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Ice Trooper 8-1 (9-4) Keen led, joined over 4f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Haadeeth (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Jimmy Ryan (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, bumped and pushed right over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Blown It (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Black Baccara 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, not much room on inside over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Absa Lutte (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Atlantic Beach 10-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Blown It (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Riflessione 16-1 (8-12) Hung right throughout, raced very wide, led, clear after 2f, hung right to stands' side rail final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Diamond Vine (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Ability N Delivery 9-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2f out, ridden to narrow lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Copper Dock (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcap pol in Feb.
Cliffords Reprieve 7-2fav (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Waterloo Dock (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Athwaab 20-1 (8-8) Pulled hard in rear, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Absa Lutte (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Chjimes (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Super Frank (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.