Pineapple Pete looks up against it but the remainder are separated by only 3lb on official ratings. Another Wise Kid opened his account with a better effort at Catterick last month and Golden Taurus has also improved for a lay-off judged on his recent four-length victory at Wolverhampton. Jade ended last season with a win and Laura Barry's claim will aid the cause of Lingfield winner Crimson Cloud, but MARCH ON BEETROOT is preferred. He was a comfortable winner of a maiden on the Polytrack in December, beating subsequent four-time winner Kingscroft, and could be a lot better than his official mark indicates.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Mar beating Mecca's Team (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Blaze Of Thunder (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Keen in touch, weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 11, 13l behind Strictly Pink (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Bussa 16-1 (9-3) Raced in rear, under pressure halfway, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 11l behind Maverik (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Crimson Cloud 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden to challenge halfway, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Monsieur Jamie (8-13) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Golden Taurus (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Dwelt, held up, headway on outside well over 1f out, edged left and led over 1f out, soon clear and kept up to work inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol beating Mazovian (8-7) by 4l, 4 ran.
Iceblast 13-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, under pressure over 3f out, squeezed through to challenge inside final furlong, soon hampered, switched left, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Ventura Sands (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Jade 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Lowawatha (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
March On Beetroot 4-9fav (9-0) Dwelt and went left start, held up, headway to track leader 2f out, joined leader 1f out, coaxed into lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Kingscroft (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Pineapple Pete (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Bumped start, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Novabridge (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Silver Turn 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, last of 9, 16l behind Maverik (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.