Four recent Fibresand winners on show here, but it might not turn out as competitive as it looks on paper as IMPRIMIS TAGULA looks a cut above his rivals. Kieren Fallon takes over the reins as Alan Bailey's charge bids for a hat-trick having scored over C&D last week and beaten subsequent winner St Oswald four lengths here before that. Fluctuation couldn't cope with a rise in the weights last time after landing a double here in January, though he did finish in front of Piceno, and Beachwood Bay has gone up 5lb for his recent C&D win. Dream Win returns to action but was well beaten on both previous starts at this track.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Nezami (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
St Oswald 7-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along to chase leader 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb beating D'Urberville (9-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Piceno (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Soon led, set strong pace, headed over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Dubaianswer (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.
Dream Win 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Daring Dream (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Fluctuation (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Prominent, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Mazovian (8-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Beachwood Bay 4-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb beating Ace Of Spies (9-2) by 1l, 10 ran.