Tartan Jura won over today's trip in soft ground in October so there's a good chance he'll handle the Fibresand. He's been thereabouts off his current mark since scoring at Goodwood and a bold bid looks likely. LIFETIME is also a winner at Goodwood and can race off the same mark today. Brian Ellison's charge has finished second at this track before and may well be up to going one better today. Almadan and Inside Knowledge have been well beaten over hurdles recently so Kazbow is preferred having tumbled down the weights last year.
Tartan Jura 3-1 (9-2) Led until over 8f out, remained prominent, under pressure from well over 4f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Wildomar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Lifetime (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Held up in 3rd, driven 4f out, soon lost place, ridden and effort on inside well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Murcar (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Kazbow (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) In rear, outpaced 6f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Thecornishcockney (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Almadan (IRE) (9-2) won at Lyon-Parilly(FR) 1m 3f stk gd in May '11 beating Dynamis (8-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.