It could pay to concentrate on the previous course and distance winners. General Tufto is one of those but has been out of sorts for a few months now while Layla's Boy has been thereabouts without being good enough to win since scoring here last summer. MASLAK showed the benefit of a reappearance run when finishing second at Lingfield last week and back on a winning mark, Peter Hiatt's charge gets the nod. Revolving World didn't do too badly when fourth here during the week and looks best of the rest.
Layla's Boy 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 11, 2l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 13, 28l behind Days Ahead (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Maslak (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Led 1f, chased clear leading pair, closed over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Stentorian (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
General Tufto 15-2 (10-11) Towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 10l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Florimund 16-1 (8-4) Soon towards rear, some headway from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 17, 11l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Revolving World (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Towards rear, progress on outer 8f out, pressed leaders over 4f out, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Penderyn 14-1 (8-0) Tracked leader after 1f, led 8f out, clear 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Beyeh (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Isola Bella 40-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Grand Liaison (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.