One Scoop Or Two won this last year off a similar mark and is not easily dismissed but CANON LAW makes more appeal. The latter was only beaten a length in a higher grade contest over track and trip on his first start since September and could prove the one to beat with that outing under his belt. My Single Malt posted a better effort here last week and should be thereabouts, while a fully tuned-up Ifan is good enough to get involved off his current mark on his return to action.
Canon Law (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Big Baz (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Toymaker 14-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
One Scoop Or Two 9-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Eurystheus (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Fazza (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Ifan (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Circuitous (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
My Single Malt (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Mr Lando 13-8fav (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never going pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Munaawib (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Moves Like Jagger (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Conversational (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.