PLANETEX looked a nice sprinting prospect when scoring here and at Newcastle last summer but has gone backwards. This represents a big drop in class, however, and he's handed the vote as his young rider rode a winner at Salisbury on Sunday. Shamrocked has run three times over hurdles and was beaten in a Catterick seller last time though he's better on fast ground and would have a chance on his close third over 7f at Doncaster in April. Legal Bond was conceding the latter 5lb when a length behind in that Catterick seller so there's little between them but Dream Vale appears to need some give in the ground.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Always in rear, last of 7, 14l behind Nurpur (9-0) at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Legal Bond 9-4fav (9-11) Pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May.
Planetex (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Klynch (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Shamrocked (IRE) 5-2 (9-6) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May.
Dream Vale (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always behind, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bondesire (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Let Me In (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 7l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May.
Nors The Panic 33-1 (8-3) Close up, hampered approaching 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 10l behind Secret Advice (9-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.