THE BIG HAERTH has a decent winning record in all-weather sellers in Italy and he can take this race. He is rated as the one to beat and gets a confident vote to score. Toby Tyler won a similar race two starts ago after a visor found improvement. It is applied again here and he should run well, as should Petomic who may find the drop in class to his advantage. Prize Point doesn't look entirely straightforward based on his previous runs so his temper must be controlled on his return from a long absence. April Fool is another with claims but the prize can be claimed by The Big Haerth.
April Fool 11-1 (8-9) Raced wide, in touch, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Salerosa (9-7) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
The Big Haerth (IRE) (8-11) won at Capannelle(ITY) 7f sell stks in Oct, 0 ran.
Toby Tyler 7-1 (10-10) Towards rear stands side group, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 9l behind Eastern Hills (10-0) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Flaxton (UAE) 50-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 17l behind Ugenius (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Dec '08.
Petomic (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased winner throughout, tried to challenge entering final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Mr Money Maker (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Prize Point 85-40fav (9-4) In touch, chased leader over 3f out, ridden, hung right 2f out, lost place, driven, ran on to take 4th close home, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Chocolicious (8-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo clm (6) gf in May '09.
Special Cuvee 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, no impression on leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Diggeratt (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
White Deer (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 7th of 10, 12l behind Cara's Request (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Lord's Seat 50-1 (7-9) Held up in touch on outside, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place, no impression final 2f, last of 8, 11l behind Key Breeze (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Mr Shammie 100-1 (8-11) Dwelt, outpaced, last of 16, well behind Scooby Dee (8-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gd in Sep.
Bottomless Wallet 250-1 (9-4) Chased leader until over 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Local Hero (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Fairys In A Storm (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Chased winner until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 7l behind Anjomarba (8-6) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in May '09.