Barton Bounty has failed to figure off higher marks since winning here in November but Hathaway has been threatening to add to her only win so far with a couple of placed efforts of late. Potentiale has also made the frame on more than one occasion recently and he could figure, though Southwell winner Patriotic is less exposed and makes more appeal. FAVOURITE GIRL made a reappearance over too short a trip at Lingfield three weeks ago and will be much more at home over today's distance. She gets a speculative vote here as she has the scope for plenty of improvement. Pipers Piping was engaged to run at Southwell yesterday but has claims if taking part.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Led early tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Spinning Ridge (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Potentiale (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind King's Colour (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Selling Stakes (0-70) (3yo+) (6) pol in Dec.
Patriotic (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Whodunit (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Scary Movie (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place over 3f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Qeethaara (8-11) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Favorite Girl (GER) 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in touch in 5th, effort on inside and ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Shared Moment (8-8) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Philharmonic Hall 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 11l behind Sky High Diver (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Barton Bounty 8-1 (9-0) Half reared start, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Yourinthewill (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Desert Hunter (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Drive Home (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Hathaway (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed close home, ran on, 2nd of 13, shd behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Hackett (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) With leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Larkrise Star (9-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.