The veteran John Potts has rediscovered the winning habit and won this race back in 2011. Mr Red Clubs has gone close on a couple of occasions since scoring here in January and has leading claims along with a similar type in Run It Twice. The latter was beaten less than a length when fourth at Lingfield last time. But it could pay to stick with BALTIC PRINCE, caught in the closing stages over 7f here on Tuesday when giving the impression this extra furlong will suit. Prime Exhibit has gone off the boil having landed a double here earlier in the year though he shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.
Prime Exhibit 25-1 (9-3) Dropped out in last, ridden and no progress over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Spes Nostra (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner, kept on well in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind High Time Too (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 5l behind Top Diktat (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Run It Twice (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 1l behind Commissar (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Emperatriz 9-1 (9-7) Close up, pushed along and soon outpaced halfway, last of 7, 24l behind Conry (8-11) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Special Mix 8-1 (9-6) Started very slowly, pulled hard and held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, disputing modest 3rd inside final furlong, weakened and lost places well inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan.
John Potts 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, shuffled back over 3f out, headway when switched right over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Reggie Bond (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Egotist (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 31l behind Emperatriz (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlobg, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Pipers Piping (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.