CASTLE BEACH can put the experience gained when second at Ffos Las to good use here and Rebecca Curtis' four-year-old can get the better of C&D winner Little Pop, who now has a penalty to carry and will be conceding 19lb to the selection. None of the others with previous experience look up to much but Oscar Hoof will know what's required and is a newcomer to monitor in the betting. Chancealot, Sun And Stars and Gwili Spar are probably the pick of the remainder on breeding.
Little Pop 9-4 (11-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) sft in Dec beating Go West Young Man (11-2) by 3l, 7 ran.
Chancealot Reel Buddy gelding out of Party Charmer.
Crackerjack 80-1 (10-7) Led 3f, led again 11f out, headed over 6f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 15, 35l behind Wadswick Court (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Gannaway Bay 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 47l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Gwili Spar Generosity gelding out of Lady Of Mine.
Oscar Hoof (IRE) Oscar gelding out of New Legislation.
Somerset Lias (IRE) Golan gelding out of Presenting Gayle.
Sun And Stars Haafhd gelding out of Leading Role.
Ivebeenthinking 25-1 (10-2) Chased leader until 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon hung left, tailed off, 9th of 10, 39l behind Even If (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Selva's Sister (IRE) Aahsaylad mare out of Satco's Lady.
Sharagen 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, behind final 4f, tailed off, 9th of 11, 30l behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.
Castle Beach (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 6, 8l behind John Reel (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov.
Danger In The Park Central Park colt out of Danger Bird.
Kill Van Kull (IRE) Johannesburg gelding out of Stephanootz.