Course and distance winner GOLDMADCHEN found the much-improved Discay too good back here a week ago. However, this looks easier and Keith Dalgleish's mare can return to winning ways. Day Of Destiny had the tailed off Torero behind when runner-up on the Polytrack last week and makes his Fibresand debut but Rano Pano has experience of the track, though last month's maiden victory came at Wolverhampton. Honest Strike looks the biggest threat on his best form but has to be forgiven a woeful effort here last week when sent off favourite.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in touch on inside, headway to 4th inside final 3f, edged left and went 2nd 1f out, hung left and one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Wordiness (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Goldmadchen (GER) 4-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to join winner over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Discay (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Torero 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 20l behind Wordiness (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Calculating (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) In touch on inside, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 9, 18l behind Storm Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec '11.
The Ducking Stool 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division in touch, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Kingaroo (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden halfway, driven over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 13, 16l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Honest Strike (USA) 2-1fav (8-13) Close up, tracked leader over 5f out, led over 4f out, headed and hampered well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Lakota Ghost (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Rano Pano (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan beating Story Writer (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.