CHRYSANDER arrives on the back of a win in similar company at Bangor. That was his third victory in four starts in claimers and Evan Williams' charge looks set to add another here. Master Fong returned to winning ways in a selling hurdle at Haydock last month and can figure, but Tayarat appears to have lost his way since landing a double in November. Le Corvee finished well behind the selection before a much-improved effort at Stratford last week but Hypnotic Gaze had been in decent form prior to unshipping his rider on his latest start.
Master Fong (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Close up on outer, took keen hold, led 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Haydock 2m sll hdl (3) gd in Mar beating Grand Diamond (10-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Tayarat (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led, headed approaching 6th, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 45l behind Remember Now (11-2) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Hypnotic Gaze (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Held up behind in touch when badly hampered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Sun Tzu (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Mar, 8 ran.
Le Corvee (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closed 5th, ridden after 3 out, close 4th 2 out, soon switched right, stayed on flat, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Leopard Hills (10-13) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Chrysander 10-11fav (10-9) Made all, clear before 2 out, eased run-in, easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f clm hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Final Flyer (11-5) by 15l, 9 ran.
Cursum Perficio 17-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear on outer, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, 44l behind Chrysander (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f clm hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Singapore Reef (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in mid-division, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pennellis (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Bundle Up 20-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, weakened after 4th, 10th of 11, well behind Babilu (11-3) at Taunton 2m 1f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Claimant (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in clear 3rd before 7th, headway to challenge approaching bypassed 3 out, not fluent next, kept on until one pace approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Sun Tzu (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Moonbalej 40-1 (10-8) Tracked leader until lost place quickly before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Hypnotic Gaze (11-4) at Doncaster 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, headway approaching 8th, soon went 4th and tracking leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, demoted to 5th last, tailed off, 5th of 13, well behind Kaituna (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Polo Springs 100-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden after 5th, lost touch before 3 out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Supernoverre (10-9) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.