WATERGATE won over today's trip at Folkestone in March and gets the vote to make a winning reappearance. He was unlucky not to score over fences on his return from a lay-off early this year when clear and falling at the last and is just preferred to Sandown winner Owner Occupier, who makes his seasonal debut today. Little Roxy landed a double over 2m at this track last season but is 6lb higher on her first start since April, while Hawk Gold was placed in a couple of starts on fast ground here last month but this is tougher. Bolanderi could prove best of the rest.
Watergate (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3rd, hit 3 out, went 4th approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 4th of 11, 17l behind Haarth Sovereign (11-0) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Master Milan (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Raced wide, chased leader until 5th, weakened 2 out, last of 6, 18l behind The Bishops Baby (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Owner Occupier 5-1fav (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 4 out, poor 7th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Taste The Wine (11-5) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Just Beware 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, closed 5th, ridden to challenge 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 27l behind Mavalenta (11-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Bolanderi (USA) 5-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, headway on inside after 3 out, no impression last, 4th of 10, 13l behind Dormouse (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
She's Humble (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leader until approaching 2nd, lost place and towards rear next, never going after, left poor 5th 3 out, went 4th closing stages, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Ede's (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.
Little Roxy (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, headway to track leaders 3rd, ridden and weakened before last, 5th of 7, 16l behind Rossbrin (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Hawk Gold (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) In rear, mistake 5th, headway 9th, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance from next until flat, lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tecktal (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Monash Lad (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along approaching 7th, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Ban Uisce (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Nov '10.