A hat-trick looks on the cards for MUNSARIM as he won a shade more cosily than the narrow winning margin would suggest at Lingfield last week when beating Red Somerset. He looks the one to beat in this with Faithful Ruler coming out next best on his recent form in sellers including a win here last month. Country Road can be given a chance with a recent comeback run at Wolverhampton under his belt, while Shabak Hom should go well once again without winning. Irie Ute and Dream Of Fortune have a bit to find at the weights and will have easier opportunities in the future.
Munsarim (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort between horses inside final furlong, led well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Red Somerset (8-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Jordaura 12-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Bounty (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in 6th, headway between horses when hung right not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, soon 3rd one pace and no impression, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Focail Maith (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Irie Ute 25-1 (9-1) Reluctant to go behind stalls, soon detached in rear, pulled up, in a race won by Hurricane Lady (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no real impression final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Khandaq (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Country Road (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden, edged left and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind La Estrella (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, headway 2f out, soon every chance, edged left inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Spinning Ridge (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.