Plenty in with a chance here, not least Jack Rackham, who went close last time after scoring over C&D before that, while Tasmeem won well here last month and is not out of this off a 3lb higher mark. However, DIRICULOUS boasts the best piece of recent form when beating Methaaly over C&D in January and he looks worth another chance after failing to figure from a bad draw at Kempton last time. Mottley Crewe remains in fine form but is facing a much tougher task than when winning at Southwell on his latest start.
Icelandic 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 9l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Capercaillie (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Always behind, 14th of 15, 15l behind Who's Shirl (8-11) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Diriculous 9-2fav (9-7) Took keen hold, soon chased leader until 4f out, prominent, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 5l behind Clear Praise (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Westwood 11-2 (9-4) Prominent centre, challenged and upsides from 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Sharpened Edge (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Jack Rackham 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, kept slight lead until headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Ebraam (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Tasmeem (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 1f out, edged left, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Dark Lane (9-2) by 1l, 11 ran.
Great Charm (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Dwelt and hampered start, held up, ridden halfway, no impression, 8th of 11, 7l behind Cape Vale (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (2) fbs in Dec.
Elhamri 5-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Steed (9-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Mottley Crewe 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Attrition (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Interchoice Star (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Comptonspirit 5-1fav (9-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Barons Spy (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.