There's no reason why MISS CATO shouldn't handle the Polytrack after winning her first couple of starts on Fibresand. She gets the nod to land a hat trick despite a penalty as Rae Guest's filly ran out a comfortable four length winner at Southwell last week. Gabrial's King scored over a furlong further at this track last time with Si Sealy well beaten and he can go close again, while Meet Joe Black finished a couple of places ahead of Auntie Kathleen when third at Kempton and should also be thereabouts. Irish raider Samollie could prove best of the rest after a recent third at Dundalk.
Lone Star State (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Not much room leaving stalls, held up, took keen hold, some headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 23l behind Quiet Appeal (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Beauchamp Castle 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 8l behind Bronze Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Miss Cato 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt and slowly into stride, soon puched along in rear, headway to track leading trio halfway, led 3f out, ridden and soon ran green, forged clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Moataz (9-1) by 4l, 6 ran.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 5-6fav (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outer from 2f out, good headway on bit over 1f out, lead well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Quixote (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Si Sealy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 25l behind Gabrial's King (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Samollie (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Kedleston (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 std in Jan.
Meet Joe Black (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, driven and hanging right when not clear run over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, closed towards finish and almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Liquid Sunshine (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Liquid Sunshine (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 16l behind Ecossaise (9-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
My New Angel (IRE) 50-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway under pressure and hung left over 1f out, flashed tail and one pace inside finalf urlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Karma Chameleon (9-8) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.