Scribe was beaten a length over track and trip last time and got the better of EASYDOESIT in December. The latter has won both subsequent starts over 1m4f at this track, however, and with this longer trip within his compass Tony Carroll's charge can reverse the form and go in again. It's difficult to make a strong case for any of the rest as Perfect Shot continues his downward slide and Irish raider Table Forty Six is another tumbling down the weights without showing any improvement for it. But Richo wasn't beaten that far here last month and ran well over fences last week and Party Palace also has place claims.
Easydoesit (IRE) 11-4fav (9-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Midnight Bahia (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Led until over 10f out, mostly chased leader after until ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 36l behind Hoonose (8-4) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scribe (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Full Speed (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Shaker Style (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Yourinthewill (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, hung left and went poor 5th well over 1f out, 5th of 12, 19l behind Hoonose (8-4) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 4f out, last of 11, 35l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Royal Defence (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, headed 8f out, chased leader until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 30l behind Beyeh (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Party Palace 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until over 6f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Goldan Jess (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Richo 100-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Speed Steed (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Bet Noir (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 11th of 12, 49l behind Hoonose (8-4) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Artful Dodger 40-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 15l behind Garrisson (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Royal Gig 100-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 8, 50l behind Starfield (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.