Captain Dimitrios won a claimer at Lingfield last week but is 10lb higher than when winning a handicap over C&D before that. Fourth placed Blown It could conceivably reverse placings on better terms, but runner-up METHAALY definitely can as he was only beaten a head and looks ready to bring his long losing run to an end. Waabel went close again last time having beaten Whipphound, Mother Jones and You'relikemefrank over track and trip earlier and has leading claims, while Consistant had landed a C&D double before a below par effort last time and could figure if back to his best.
Captain Dimitrios 6-1 (8-8) Made all, driven over 2f out, strongly challenged over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Hinton Admiral (8-13) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Blown It (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd and every chance 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Captain Dimitrios (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Methaaly (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Held up in 6th, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd and strong run final 100 yards, closing near line, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Captain Dimitrios (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Suddenly Susan (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Keen led early, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, lost 4th post, 5th of 9, 7l behind Caldercruix (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Guest Book (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Started very slowly, always behind, last of 12, 11l behind Push Me (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Waabel 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind My Kingdom (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
You'relikemefrank 25-1 (9-5) Outpaced in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on to 4th inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 6l behind Waabel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mother Jones 5-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, ridden on outside to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Waabel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Whipphound 11-2 (9-2) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway on inside
Cape of Storms 5-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mother Jones (8-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Feb.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced from over 3f out, last of 10, 12l behind Dancing Freddy (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Consistant 13-8fav (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden on outside over 1f out, no response, last of 10, 8l behind Captain Dimitrios (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bertie Southstreet 14-1 (9-0) Held up in close 4th, took keen hold, not much room over 3f out, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Catherines Call (8-9) by 2l, 4 ran.