There wasn't a lot wrong with AMBION WOOD's debut second to Make A Track at Sandown last month. Victor Dartnall's Oscar gelding may just have needed that run and can go one better here. Howard's Legacy slipped up when favourite at Fontwell 10 days ago but has place prospects again here while Sedano, a half-brother to a couple of winners in France, looks an interesting newcomer from the Alan King yard. Gizzit was third on his introduction at Hereford in January but this is potentially a stronger contest.
Ambion Wood (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, steady headway from 4f out, went 2nd on outside and ran green over 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Make A Track (11-2) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb.
Diesel Tom Rock City gelding out of Polly Tino.
Gizzit (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 12f out, went 3rd 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, almost got 2nd, 3rd of 15, 18l behind Mono Man (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f cond & am NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Halucha (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Pr & in tch til not qckn 3out, ko from 2out, 4th of 13, 10l behind Mr Million (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in May.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Led, hung right on 1st turn, jinked right and unseated rider after 4f, in a race won by Super Ken (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd, 10 ran.
Karrical Karinga Bay gelding out of Analogical.
Sedano (FR) Dark Moondancer gelding out of Kadalville.
Slightly Hot 50-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, 6th over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 16, 13l behind What A Warrior (10-7) at Warwick 1m 6f nhf (5) gs in Feb.
What A Warrior (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well, driven out, won at Warwick 1m 6f nhf (5) gs in Feb beating Jojabean (10-7) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Fox Appeal (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Lady Appeal.
Time Do (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Led until headed over 4f out, one pace in 4th when edged left under pressure final 2f, 4th of 9, 24l behind Beattie Green (10-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Empress Chang (IRE) Revoque filly out of Belmarita.