The veteran John Potts has been enjoying a new lease of life this year though he's yet to win away from his favourite course of Wolverhampton. Secret Success won here before failing off a higher mark at Brighton in October and Automotive struggled after landing an amateurs race at Goodwood last year. Newbury winner Shahrazad is rated much higher on the polytrack but all-weather regulars Divine Rule and Katmai River occasionally pop-up at this level. SHIFTING STAR went close despite finishing only fourth here last week and it could be his turn today dropping down a grade.
Keep The Secret 8-1 (9-0) Always behind, 10th of 11, 12l behind Canadian Run (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
John Potts 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, shuffled back over 3f out, headway when switched right over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Reggie Bond (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Secret Success 5-1 (9-2) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, edged left and weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Pat's Legacy (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Automotive 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, ridden on outside 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 20l behind Bold Duke (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Shahrazad 12-1 (9-0) Led until 7f out, chased leaders, pushed along and effort on inside 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Back On The Trail 20-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, last of 7, 16l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Shifting Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, every chance 2f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Shaolin (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Little Indian 14-1 (9-2) Behind, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 9l behind Club House (9-8) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Feb.
Divine Rule (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, headway on outer inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Fair Comment (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Tijuca (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up in last, shaken up over 2f out, no impression until stayed on inside final furlong, unable to get on terms, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Ishiamber (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Katmai River (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Just Five (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.