DREAMS OF GLORY won three times at this track last year. Finally back on a winning mark, he was beaten less than a length over 5f here earlier this month and looks set for a return to winning ways. Jawim, Steel Rain and Spic 'n Span were all behind the selection last time so Portrush Storm makes more appeal if forgiven her latest poor run on the Polytrack. Sally's Swansong scored twice on the Polytrack last month and could make the frame off a 4lb higher mark in this.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 3l behind The Strig (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Portrush Storm 25-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 9l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ballinargh Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sally's Swansong 5-1fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no headway, 10th of 12, 6l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dreams Of Glory 7-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, led 2f out, joined when driven and hung left over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, not pace of winner and headed close home, lost 2nd final stride, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ficelle (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Awkward leaving stalls, towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Gladiatrix (9-4) at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gracie's Games 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 17l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Spic 'n Span 5-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Royal Box 11-1 (9-2) Soon crossed over to press leader, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 12l behind Trusting (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Steel Rain 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, headway 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, staying on under pressure when ran out of room close to finish, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Yanza 33-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 14, 14l behind Amber Heights (9-0) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Tiger Cub (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Efisio Princess 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Jawim 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, switched left 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, challenging when bumped and pushed left over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, outpaced close home, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Silly Billy (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Blue Deer (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol.
Alderton (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind If So (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Replicator 25-1 (8-8) Dwelt towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sally's Swansong (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.