Warren Greatrex saddles a couple of interesting newcomers here in Buddy Bolero, who is full brother to useful hurdler/chaser Finger Onthe Pulse, and the Flemensfirth gelding Kowloon. Count Vettori, Vision Of Lights and Victor Leudorum have all shown signs of ability while Scales was well backed at Ayr in January, though finished well beaten. Given the fact that he's by champion sprinter Pivotal out of a well-bred French mare, it's a surprise to see JAWHARY starting off in a race like this. Philip Hobbs' gelding is a half-brother to a winning miler, however, as well as stayer Hamsat Elqamar and may have too much speed for today's rivals.
Buddy Bolero (IRE) Accordion gelding out of Quinnsboro Ice.
Count Vettori (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon chased winner, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Ebanour (10-9) at Wetherby 2m nhf (6) sft in Feb.
Everkingly 150-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 45l behind Anychancedave (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Kowloon (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Kouron.
Scales (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Prominent, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 11, well behind Anychancedave (10-0) at Ayr 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Stapleton (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 3out, 2nd bef last, not get to wnr, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Mister Philson (12-0) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar '10.
Vision Of Lights (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden on inner over 4f out, soon outpaced, kept on from over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 17, 16l behind Malt Master (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Wallbro (IRE) Bob's Return gelding out of Dear Empress.
Fifi L'amour (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway over 4f out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 30l behind Cheltenian (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Tarashan 80-1 (10-2) Held up, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Problema Tic (10-2) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar '10.
Before Bruce Danbird gelding out of Bisque.
Cashwell Saddlers' Hall gelding out of Cashmere Lady.
Jawhary Pivotal gelding out of Moon's Whisper.
Mill Mick Karinga Bay gelding out of Step On Degas.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden 6f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Beattie Green (10-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Dancing Teasel 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, some headway over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 12l behind Who's Afraid (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo flls NH flat (5) gd in Dec.