QUOUSKO DE L'ISOP was very impressive at Warwick and is fancied to win this stronger race from Killobee, Nelson's Chief and interesting newcomers Troy Tempest and Ben Cee Pee M. The selection strolled to victory last month when facing truly soft ground for the first time. He has a 7lb penalty to contend with but with conditions in his favour once again he is expected to run well. Killobee has been given a break since a solid third on debut to Opening Meet at Taunton, Nelson's Chief bounced back from a poor debut run at Ffos Las when a close second at Wetherby and is evidently progressing well, whilst Skipper Robin ran well over this course and distance on debut and looks a player. Flat-bred Polarity needs a market check on her first start, Accordintolawrence is well-related but may need further, whilst Troy Tempest's price increased each time he went through the sales ring and any market support would look ominous for his rivals. Ben Cee Pee M is another newcomer of note but again he is stoutly-bred and it may pay to stick with the proven performer Quousko De L'Isop in this tricky-looking finale.
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 22-1 (10-12) Made all, clear for 4f, drew clear again inside final 2f, easily, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan beating Lion On The Prowl (10-12) by 11l, 10 ran.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Supreme Magical.
Killobee (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Held up, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Opening Meet (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nhf (5) sft in Nov.
Prince Paolo (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, reminder over 5f out, weakening when hung right over 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Wallace Monument (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Red Rock (FR) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders until weakened over 4f out, 12th of 13, well behind Lush Life (10-13) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
South Stack 50-1 (10-13) Behind, headway into mid-division over 6f out, ridden 4f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, 9th of 15, 33l behind Saintly Lady (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Dec.
Troy Tempest (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Quinnsboro Native.
Bringewood Flora Alflora mare out of Classic Fairy.
Accordintolawrence (IRE) Accordion gelding out of Giolldante.
Nelson's Chief 8-1 (10-7) Led, hard pressed over 2f out, kept on under pressure until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 16, shd behind Fridaythorpe (11-0) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Skipper Robin (FR) 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, challenged over 4f out, led well over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Habbie Simpson (11-4) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Sunday Sharpner (IRE) Ultimately Lucky gelding out of Cent Prime.
Lilac Belle 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Open Day (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3yo NH flat (6) std in Dec.
Polarity Hamas filly out of Snowy Mantle.