POWERFUL WIND bounced back to form with a victory over course and distance earlier this month. Daryl Byrne's claim reduces a 9lb rise in the weights but he's won off higher marks in the past and gets the vote to follow-up. Shawkantango makes a quick reappearance having won a claimer here on Friday beating Monnoyer and Jiminy in the process. He'd also beaten I'll Be Good at Wolverhampton earlier but both Thorpe Bay and Sir Geoffrey face tougher tasks having won a lower grade contests over track and trip last time.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Went right start, made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Cadeaux Pearl (8-4) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Master Bond 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Rivellino (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Bapak Sayang (USA) 9-2fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Solemn 5-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, hd behind Pull The Pin (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Shawkantango 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 1f out, last of 11, 8l behind Welsh Moonlight (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Led 3f, chased leaders, soon ridden, weakened inside final 3f, 10th of 11, 36l behind Big Storm Coming (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, hampered on inside 5f out, short lived effort on inside 2f out, ridden and no impession over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Bapak Bangsawan (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Thorpe Bay 11-4fav (9-2) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Lucky Mark (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Monnoyer 5-1 (9-6) With leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over, 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fathom Five (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Fathom Five (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Broke well, led until over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Beacon Tarn (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Major Muscari (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
I'll Be Good 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Shawkantango (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Jiminy 7-1 (8-11) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Quality Art (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.