IRISH HEARTBEAT looks the one to concentrate on given he can compete on such favourable terms. He found only Majuro too good over course and distance in December and today's opposition is rated much lower than the latter. Dunn'o continues his slide down the weights but was still beaten five lengths when third at Wolverhampton last time while Abhaath was beaten even further when occupying the same finishing position at Lingfield. Aquilifer has the past form to figure and Katy's Secret is a dual winner at Southwell and has a shout.
Abhaath (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Held up in 4th on outside, ridden halfway, went modest 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Paphos (8-2) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Aquilifer (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Refreshestheparts (8-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Dunn'o (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Polar Kite (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Homeboy (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Dwelt pulled hard, soon recovered to track leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tidal's Baby (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 6l behind Bussa (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Katy's Secret 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 9l behind Spitfire (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.