SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN ran well for third the last time he raced over track and trip in November. He had Oldjoesaid behind on that occasion and it could be his turn today. Phoenix Clubs beat Ambitious Icarus at Musselburgh in October and handles the Fibresand while M J Woodward should also figure, though has yet to win off a mark as high as today. Clubland won a claimer at Wolverhampton last time and this isn't much tougher and he can feature along with Holy Angel, who has got the better of Dickie Le Davoir and Hot Sugar on the Polytrack recently.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 14l behind Waking Warrior (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 13l behind Half A Billion (8-8) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Oldjoesaid 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dorback (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Haajes 25-1 (8-9) Pushed along in rear, outpaced after 2f, last of 11, 16l behind Royal Bajan (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Laura's Bairn 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, behind and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Holy Angel (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Dwelt behind, wide into straight 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, unlucky, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Lucky Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Miss Bunter 5-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Aubrietia (9-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Captain Scooby 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, bumped over 4f out, soon pushed along, never on terms, 14th of 16, 9l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ambitious Icarus 6-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 16, 7l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
M J Woodward 4-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finisn, 8th of 11, 3l behind Lucky Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, raced in last pair, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 11l behind Gabbiano (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Clubland (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Proper Charlie (9-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hot Sugar (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.