Several horses come here in good form but we will take a chance on a potential improver in TREEKO who is nominated ahead of Viscount Rossini, Karmadice and Farne Island. The selection has had three runs in maiden company and has shown that he has some ability. His runs behind Higgy's Boy and Sir Tantallus Hawk would suggest that he may prove to be better than this opening mark of 105 and rated in the 70's on the flat in Ireland he can make his class tell today. Sendali has some fair pieces of form, including behind top-weight Karmadice last time at Sedgefield. The winner was impressive and seems to be revelling in the quicker ground at the moment. Bob's Dream was second in that race, with Follow On sixth. Viscount Rossini is game and consistent and unlikely to be far away despite a 6lb rise for his recent course and distance success, whilst Realism is tumbling down the weights and along with Pontop whose fifth to Caravel reads well is not to be ignored. A tricky contest to round off the card but it is Treeko who is nominated.
Karmadice 8-1 (11-9) Made all, ridden between last 2, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Bob's Dream (11-1) by 6l, 12 ran.
Prosecco (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Close up on outside, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 33l behind Best Prospect (11-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Smart Street 16-1 (11-6) Chased leader until ran out 4 out in race won by Yossi (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf, 8 ran.
Viscount Rossini 6-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, led 4 out, headed approaching next, led again approaching 2 out, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Aviation (11-9) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) With winner, ridden 2 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Karmadice (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Realism (FR) 15-2 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along approaching 4th, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 29l behind Viscount Rossini (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Pontop (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders early, held up, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, hit next, kept on, 5th of 10, 9l behind Caravel (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m nov hdl (4) gf.
Sendali (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Held up, ridden 2 out, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 17l behind Karmadice (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Treeko (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace next, 4th of 16, 9l behind Sir Tantallus Hawk (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Rennington Blue (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, soon behind, 8th of 11, 35l behind Magellan Straits (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Painted Sky 8-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, well behind Tranos (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Ella Woodcock (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, gradually weakened, 9th of 14, 26l behind Ormus (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Farne Island 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway to track leaders 4 out, ridden next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Ormus (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
High Stand Lad 8-1 (11-2) Held up behind, headway and in touch 3 out, stayed on to go 2nd last, no chance the winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Well Disguised (10-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Dec.
Mighty Magnus (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden and outpaced when hit next, stayed on under pressure, flat, 3rd of 10, 7l behind What Happened (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Mix N Match 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 3 out, weakening when hit and stumbled 2 out, 6th of 16, 13l behind Acapulco Bay (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Follow On 8-1 (10-7) In touch, bumped 3rd, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 17l behind Karmadice (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.