GOLDMADCHEN scored by three lengths over course and distance on her only previous start here. She ran well again despite finishing only sixth at Wolverhampton last time and is given another chance. Mcbirney beat previous dual winner Sweet Liberta at Kempton on his latest start though his early efforts on Fibresand leave something to be desired while Stanley Rigby and Mazij are both winners over track and trip but that was back in 2011. Follow The Flag also has the past form to figure and Discay is worth noting on his return to action.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Strike Force (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Mcbirney (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Wordiness (9-3) by 2l, 14 ran.
Stanley Rigby 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, effort over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms, 7th of 8, 5l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Mazij 20-1 (9-2) Keen set steady pace, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 17l behind Hepworth (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Sweet Liberta (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Goldmadchen (GER) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance when edged right inside final furlong, faded, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Discay 9-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leader until ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 41l behind Abundantly (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.