An interesting handicap where HUNTING COUNTRY is just preferred to Prairie Storm. Mark Johnston drops Hunting Country back in trip, having seen him run out of gas at Lingfield over 1m 4f last time. This 10f trip looks ideal, and he already has a course and distance win to his name which came on fast ground last season. He looks likely to be very competitive over this distance from his current mark and we'll take him to come good again. Prairie Storm scored here on heavy ground when last seen out in November, and he was consistent last term. He has to prove himself fully on ground this quick, but unless he hates it he should go very close and looks likely to improve again. Stone Of Scone has not been seen since dotting up in a Great Leighs maiden 11 months ago and the assessor did not miss that, handing him a mark of 90, meaning top weight for his handicap debut. Nonetheless, you would have to respect his chance and Ryan Moore is booked. Best Prospect and Red Jade would both be interesting if the rains arrive in time, while Bullet Man can come on for his reappearance run, but Hunting Country gets the vote.
Stone of Scone 5-2fav (9-0) In touch, went 3rd over 2f out, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Great Leighs 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May beating Liberation Spirit (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Mull of Dubai 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never dangerous, 13th of 21, 24l behind Tropical Strait (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcap (2) sft in Nov.
St Jean Cap Ferrat 13-2 (9-4) In touch, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Timetable (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Best Prospect (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Broke well, soon tracking leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 4, 7l behind Kandidate (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Feb.
Hunting Country 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hatton Flight (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Ansells Pride (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, effort 3f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 2f out, 15th of 29, 17l behind Mr Aviator (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcap (2) gf in Jun.
Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, effort over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 10l behind Angel Rock (8-13) at Nottingham 1m hcap (4) hvy in Oct.
Red Jade 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along approaching 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct beating Scarab (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Prairie Storm 7-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcap (5) hvy in Nov beating Opera Writer (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Bullet Man (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Held up in rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 11l behind Serious Choice (7-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Jeer (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In rear, never troubled leaders, 14th of 19, 28l behind Spring Jim (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Mar.
Wiggy Smith 14-1 (9-8) Behind, headway over 2f out, hard driven and ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcap (5) gd in Oct beating Night Orbit (8-12) by 1l, 16 ran.
Hurlingham 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, short of room over 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 19, 9l behind Spring Jim (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Mar.