Followers of the champion jockey could be going home happy as promising point-to-point winner RACING EUROPE appears to have been found a decent opportunity to make a winning start under Rules. Gurkha Brave was only beaten half-a-length here last month and should be in the firing-line again while Warriors Tale was sent off favourite at Ayr in November and only beaten a length. Lawsons Thorns was second at Market Rasen in September while newcomer El Namoose has a Flat pedigree and represents a yard that does well with its bumper horses - he won't be short of pace.
Amazing Eight 20-1 (10-7) Always in rear, raced green at times, never on terms, 5th of 6, 13l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
El Namoose Authorized gelding out of Hashimiya.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed last 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind It's High Time (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd in Dec.
Lawsons Thorns (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Long Lunch (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Racing Europe (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Trkd ldr in 2nd until 3rd from 5out, went 2nd aftr 3out, closed aftr 2out & ld bef last were jumped right, sow flat, won at Boulta 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating Truckers Highway (11-9) by 3l, 14 ran.
Sonny Thyne Overbury gelding out of This Thyne.
Warriors Tale 6-4fav (11-9) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Fly Home Harry (11-9) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Nov.
Revanna 12-1 (10-2) Behind, headway over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, held up in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 16l behind Theatrical Style (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.