Whitby Jet had dropped to a fair mark when scoring here in January then completed a double off a 4lb higher mark in a better race here. There's no reason why he shouldn't get into the frame again. Lady Lunchalot won twice here in November and has been performing with credit since but keeps going up the weights without winning. PERFECT CRACKER ran so well when runner-up to Syncopate here in December that he started favourite in his next race at Kempton. He didn't perform as well but back on this track could be the one to beat. Handsome Stranger ran a couple of times over hurdles in the autumn which must have done him good as he gained his first all-weather victory at Kempton last month. He's only up 3lb so can get involved again along with Steel River, who took a big drop in class at Kempton in January but couldn't cope with Ocean Applause.
Hill Fort 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, carried badly left over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Tatting (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.
Steelriver (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early stages, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ocean Applause (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, edged left and led towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Aldeburgh (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Lady Lunchalot (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Asia Minor (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Apache Glory (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in touch in last pair, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Ocean Applause (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Avidly 11-10fav (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Sagesse (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Perfect Cracker 11-4fav (9-5) Prominent early, mid-division in touch, headway over 2f out, effort on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost place towards finish, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Swehan (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Munsarim (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Broke well, steadied and held up in rear, took keen hold, driven, effort and edged right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Manomine 3-1 (9-7) Chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, beaten when edged left inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Lowther (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Cathedral 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt soon tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Club House (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Arabian Heights 10-1 (9-3) Soon chasing leader, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on same inside final furlong, pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 4l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Petersboden (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.