Not much between these at the weights but a couple arrive in much better form than the opposition. Bentley has been running well at Southwell recently but is a course and distance winner so should make another bold bid. However, UNLIMITED looks to have the superior form having gone close in handicaps over track and trip on a couple of occasions last month and he gets the nod. Rasselas won here last term and Balmoral Castle has a second at Kempton to his credit but both have been below par of late and the same comment applies to Daniel Thomas.
Unlimited 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Balmoral Castle 8-1 (9-4) In rear, outpaced over 4f out, 7th of 10, 27l behind Our Ivor (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Eljowzah (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Outlaw Torn (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 22l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Rasselas (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division over 5f out, weakened 3f out, soon short of room and eased, last of 14, well behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Rockgoat (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Keen headway to lead over 9f out, clear over 8f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 47l behind Jack Dawkins (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs.
Bentley 3-1fav (8-12) Held up, pushed along halway, headway under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Mucky Molly (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
High Five Prince (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 23l behind Midnight Sequel (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.