Brandywell Boy was good value for his success in a claimer here last time but this is tougher and back in a handicap he looks best watched with preference for DON PELE, who gets the verdict ahead of Desperate Dan. The last mentioned has won his last two starts at Wolverhampton in a seller and a claimer but he has been raised by the handicapper for those efforts and has more to do back in a handicap today. Paul Howling's Figaro Flyer has been running consistently well of late and should be thereabouts again, while Richard Fahey's Bo McGinty has similarly been going well and has slipped to a winning mark so has to be respected. Wibbadune probably needs some help from the handicapper and of more interest may be Ten Down, who was not beaten far by the selection last time and he has every chance on that effort but Don Pele is taken to beat him again and take the honours in this competitive contest.
Wibbadune (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in last place, not far away, raced keenly, ridden over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, never dangerous, last of 5, 4l behind Chjimes (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Desperate Dan 20-1 (9-6) In touch and keen, driven 2 out, kept on to lead well inside, ran on, won at W'hampton 5f clm (5) pol beating Towy Valley (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Held up, outpaced from over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Harry Up (9-0) at W'hampton 5f clm (6) pol in Feb.
Thoughtsofstardom 7-1 (9-4) Led 1f, pulled hard, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra near finish, last of 4, 2 1/2l behind Cornus (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Don Pele (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Super Frank (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) In rear, soon outpaced, ridden halfway, headway on outside approaching final furlong, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 5f clm (6) pol in Feb beating Northern Empire (9-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Highland Warrior 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, never a factor, 9th of 11, 8l behind Incomparable (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Style Award 16-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, challenging from 2f out, still every chance 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind What Katie Did (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 11-4jt-fav (8-13) Held up, ridden over 1f out, some progress, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Bahamian Lad (8-10) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Ten Down 16-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, no extra when headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Don Pele (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.