Forest Edge hasn't improved as expected after his win at Wolverhampton in December but MOORHOUSE LAD has every chance dropping back down to a more suitable level. He's finished behind Woolfall Sovereign the last twice and will find life easier in this. Hamoody only won a claimer last time but beat higher rated opposition and is a leading contender along with Sulis Minerva, who is another dropping down in class. The selection's stablemate Lenny Bee has the past form to figure but hasn't raced since last May and Triple Dream has the more recent form with a string of placed efforts in similar company.
Forest Edge (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader, ridden and hung left over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in closing stages, 4th of 5, 6l behind Piscean (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Rowe Park 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Sonko (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Moorhouse Lad 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, effort when hung right over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 3l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Tarooq (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Hamoody (USA) 2-1fav (9-1) Last to break, held up, headway on outside entering straight, led and hung left 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Noverre To Go (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Decent Fella (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear in touch, outpaced inside final 2f, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 7, 4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Lenny Bee 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Triple Dream 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Royal Bajan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sandfrankskipsgo 10-1 (9-6) With leader, upsides and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up last, no progress final 2f, last of 8, 5l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.