BISPHAM GREEN ended last season with a string of seconds but is far ahead of today's opposition on all known form. He's yet to race on Fibresand but won't need to be at his best to get the better of this bunch and will likely start a short price. It's hard to make a serious case for any of the others with a handicap rating as none have looked like winning so far this year and Combustible could prove the biggest threat. She never threatened when fourth here last time but had The Codger behind and is capable of better on only her third start.
Back For Tea (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Rapid Water (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Island Express (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Divertimenti (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-68 (6) fbs.
Bispham Green 5-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure on outside 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Rhagori Aur (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Tavistock Fair 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen early, hold tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, hung left and weakened well over 1f out, last of 4, 12l behind Friendship Is Love (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
The Codger 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, wide into straight over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9l behind Red Gift (9-5) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Combustible (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden halfway, some headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Red Gift (9-5) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.