It's difficult to find fault with Man of Leisure's recent form and he was wrapping up a quick-fire hat-trick when winning easily over 2m4f here 12 days ago. The handicapper has had his say since, however, and he now looks vulnerable over a shorter trip against a number of in-form rivals. Sea Lord is chasing a three-timer of his own after back-to-back wins at Southwell and Huntingdon while Maoi Chinn Tire beat Acapulco Bay at Uttoxeter last month, though there shouldn't be much between the pair on today's revised terms. Super Collider has won two handicaps and a claimer since the turn of the year but HIRED HAND is sure to strip fitter for his fourth at Fontwell and this Irish import may be ready to strike now.
Man Of Leisure Evensfav (11-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Rum And Butter (11-6) by 7l, 8 ran.
West Brit (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up, headway on inside when blundered 6th, lost place and beaten after 7th, weakened 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hi Note (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Sep, 9 ran.
Sea Lord (IRE) 4-9fav (11-5) Made all, slowed up into 4th, jumped right and not fluent 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Broughtons Bandit (10-12) by 4l, 10 ran.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 6th, went left and closed last, led flat, edged left, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May beating Acapulco Bay (10-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Super Collider 7-4fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway before 4th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, not fluent and headed last, led again flat, soon clear, won at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd beating Descaro (11-2) by 3l, 12 ran.
Osric (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, some headway before 3 out, disputed 4th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 19l behind Man Of Leisure (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Dropzone (USA) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened after next, 8th of 12, 36l behind Seventh Sign (10-13) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Hired Hand (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division on inside, headway 3 out, driven to chase leading pair before next, effort approaching last, kept on until no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Marcus Antonius (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Nicks Power (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outer before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 12, 6l behind Bathwick Man (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May '12.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st or 6th, 5th and beaten when mistake 2 out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Taaresh (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 5l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Easydoesit (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Towards rear, driven and outpaced before 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 14l behind Broctune Papa Gio (10-9) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 10th 4 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May '12, 16 ran.
Acapulco Bay 5-2fav (10-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, driven and headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Taroum (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 37l behind Party Rock (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.