Just Five won at Wolverhampton on Monday and carries a penalty today. He's better off at the weights for an earlier defeat over C&D by CALEDONIA PRINCE but has over five lengths to make up and the latter is preferred. Jo Hughes' charge also beat Putin, Spacecraft and Jay Jays Joy on that occasion and collateral form gives him the beating of St Ignatius. Hilbre Court has the past form to figure and showed a bit more on the Polytrack last time.
Just Five (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Polar Auroras (9-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Caledonia Prince 5-2fav (8-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, pushed out, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Putin (8-4) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Brown Pete (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon prominent, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, weakened close home, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Fly By White (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Raced wide in last pair, headway on outside over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 28l behind Abidhabidubai (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) gd in Aug.
Thrust Control (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 13l behind Beckermet (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Exopuntia 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind General Tufto (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Hilbre Court (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, not much room on inside and lost place over 6f out, headway when not clear run over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Flying Applause (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-58) (6) pol.
Kool Shuffle (GER) 7-1 (9-4) Led 2f, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ice Nelly (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Spacecraft (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind Caledonia Prince (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
St Ignatius 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Fluctuation (9-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Thank You Joy 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Warden Bond (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Myraid 20-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Brunello (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Jay Jays Joy 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Caledonia Prince (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Putin (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Reared leaving stalls, headway on wide ouyside to chase leader over 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Efistorm (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.