Miss Tenacious has crept up the weights without winning and Baccalaureate's most recent wins came in selling races. JAMES POLLARD makes more appeal as he won a shade cosily at Plumpton a fortnight ago and this looks no tougher. He beat the re-opposing Dragon's Den at Wincanton last October so Egypt Mill Spirit could prove a bigger threat given he showed a bit more at Sandown last time and he's preferred to the Philip Hobbs-trained duo Jawhary and Nova Sam lurking at the bottom of the weights. Irish import Quarton looks best of the remainder after his respectable sixth at Ludlow last month.
Miss Tenacious 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, one pace in 4th place when went right 2 out, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 11, 13l behind Charm School (11-7) at Newbury 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Baccalaureate (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling after 4th, no chance when mistake last, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Tenor Nivernais (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
James Pollard (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up off the pace in 6th, steady headway approaching 3 out, chased leading pair after 3 out, went 2nd before next, driven to close before last, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb beating On Khee (11-4) by 4l, 9 ran.
Quarton (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 3 out, mistake last, no impression, 6th of 14, 10l behind Tayarat (9-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.
Katchmore (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon prominent, hit 2nd, pushed along 4th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Dineur (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Egypt Mill Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway after 6th, went 4th approaching 2 out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 11l behind Specialagent Alfie (11-7) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Feb.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway before 4th, mistake 5th, weakened approaching last, 5th of 12, 23l behind Chesil Beach Boy (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Sun Quest 7-2fav (10-11) Chased clear leader, closed 4th, led approaching 4 out, ridden and headed after next, soon ridden, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Sircozy (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Lucy's Legend (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway after 6th, 6th and no impression last, 7th of 13, 12l behind Specialagent Alfie (11-7) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Feb.
Jawhary 11-1 (11-4) Mid-division, outpaced before 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 32l behind Pearl Swan (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Nova Sam (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 12, well behind Theatre Guide (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.