Shadarpour has a nice pedigree but hasn't lived up to it so far while Capellini has already been beaten in a seller over hurdles. Spoil Me only beat one home at Kempton on Friday and Sun Quest hasn't won a race since 2010, though has been knocking on the door in minor company over timber lately. SAMARKAND was an 80-plus handicapper on the Flat and won over 1m4f on the Polytrack at Kempton in 2011. He hasn't taken to hurdles but this looks like his chance to shine again as winning pointer Houndscourt may be tapped for toe around here.
Capellini 8-1 (10-4) Prominent, led after 2nd, blundered and headed 6th, weakened soon after, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Houndscourt (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld & 5l clear at 3rd, jnd 4th, cont to disp ld until lft clr after 5out, 6l clr 3out, row to line, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct beating Ballyroe Rambler (12-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Samarkand (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 34l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Spoil Me (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) With leader, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 30l behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std.
Sun Quest 20-1 (10-8) Led, narrowly headed 4th, led gain approaching 4 out, hung left approaching 2 out and again approaching last, headed flat, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
The Omen 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden after 9th, behind 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Tignello (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Always behind, tailed off when mistake 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Clever Dick (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb, 13 ran.
Shadarpour (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, well held 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 46l behind Irish Saint (11-8) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
Tantalized 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 3rd, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 34l behind Halogen (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.