MCCOOL BANNANAS ran green on his recent debut over C&D but showed enough to suggest he can win a race of this nature. He finished fourth, a length behind Scoglio, on that occasion but James Unett's charge is expected to improve past today's rival with that experience under his belt. Valdaw should have come on for his recent reappearance at Lingfield, while Beach Babe may do better for the shorter trip but it's hard to fancy any of the remainder on what little they've shown so far.
John The Glass 200-1 (10-8) Prominent, took keen hold, dropped away 7f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Parsnip Pete (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd.
Missprint 100-1 (8-12) Slowly away, outpaced, last of 13, well behind Kingsgate Choice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov '09.
Mccool Bannanas 40-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bountiful Guest (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Scoglio 5-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and switched right entering final furlong, stayed on, not pace of front pair, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bountiful Guest (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Smart George (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away and pushed right start, ridden along in rear 5f out, always behind, 10th of 12, 32l behind Chain Lightning (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Valdaw 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Cool Macavity (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Beach Babe 20-1 (9-7) Close up in chasing group, chased leading pair 5f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) std.
Elite Syncopations 14-1 (8-12) Held up, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, 6th of 7, 17l behind Bountiful Guest (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Higher Spen Jess 50-1 (8-7) Raced wide, behind, ridden on outside 3f out, struggling soon after, 8th of 10, 19l behind Strictly Pink (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Sienna Blue Doyen filly out of Lady Butler.