Only Ten Per Cent has done all his winning over shorter trips on the Fibresand at Southwell. Saying that, he went very close over 7f at this track on his latest start and is not easily dismissed. Muhandis is another in fine form over 7f and he has leading claims while Perfect Mission, Titan Triumph and The Happy Hammer are not out of this on their best form. There's a suggestion that STORM RUNNER may be a shade high in the weights now having landed a C&D double in December but his latest defeat came in much better company and he gets another chance in this.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Perfect Mission 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 9, 12l behind On The Hoof (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Titan Triumph 8-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 11l behind Lowther (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Muhandis (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Paphos (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Loyalty (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Storm Runner (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out no extra final furlong, 6th of 7, 3l behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Super Duplex 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, struggling in 9th over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind Ethics Girl (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.