Monzino could bounce back at any time off his current mark but Dontpaytheferryman looks on the downgrade as he continues to struggle. On The Cusp is 9lb higher than November's win here while Opus and Brunello have been placed over longer trips at this track of late. General Tufto is another to consider if back to his best, but MARINA BALLERINA gets another chance to add to her earlier maiden race victory. She found only Kingscombe, engaged in the first race on today's card, too good over track and trip a fortnight ago and can go one better in this.
Monzino (USA) 10-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, led 2f, tracked leaders, dropped to rear 10f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Noguchi (9-4) at Southwell 2m clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Cape Safari (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place after 6f, soon behind, continued tailed off, last of 9, well behind Pass The Time (9-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
On The Cusp (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Keen led, clear with one other 8f out, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on one pace, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 10, 4l behind West End Lad (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Bold And Free 9-2 (8-5) In touch in rear, ridden over 4f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 15l behind Blades Lad (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Marina Ballerina 9-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 7f out, ridden 4f out, rallied entering final 3f, led narrowly approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Kingscombe (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Brunello 16-1 (8-10) Slowly away, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Singzak (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Opus (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mighty Mambo (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
General Tufto 16-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden edged left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Goldmadchen (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Rockweiller 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Grandiloquent (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 20-1 (10-9) Led until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Fair Breeze (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Reach The Beach 5-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Samoset (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Feb.
Omega Omega 8-1 (8-7) Always behind, lost touch over 3f out, 8th of 9, 44l behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.