Elusive Hawk scored over 6f at Kempton a week ago and has done all his winning so far over that trip. Valdaw is another recent winner over 6f but has gone very close over today's distance before and may well figure. The Happy Hammer is another with claims along with Yankee Storm, upped only 2lb for his win at Wolverhampton last month. Sannibel is not out of this either having failed to handle the Fibresand last time but a tentative vote in an open affair goes to WEST LEAKE. He ended a long losing run with victory over course and distance last month and remains on a winning mark for this.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, good headway over 2f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, led well over 1f out, ridden and quickened clear final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Amethyst Dawn (9-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Pick A Little (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Valdaw 13-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Haadeeth (9-4) by shd, 10 ran.
Yankee Storm 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Unlimited (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Satwa Laird 22-1 (9-4) Steadied and switched left start, held up in rear, never on terms, last of 12, 10l behind Avonvalley (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Frontier Fighter (9-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
West Leake (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Spin Again (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Sannibel 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, eased well over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 9, 41l behind Pull The Pin (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.