Plenty of recent winners on show with ARLEY HALL making most appeal. She won a similar event at Redcar last week by five lengths which looks stronger form than Norfolk Sky's defeat of Lady Romanza over a shorter trip here a fortnight ago. Uncle Roger scored over C&D last time but has a tougher task on today's terms and Wolverhampton maiden winner, Ty Gwr, is preferred. Mohair is open to further progress but Sunny Bank looks up against it.
Arley Hall 7-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader until over 6f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) hvy beating Priestley's Reward (8-13) by 5l, 6 ran.
Ty Gwr 2-1 (9-3) Missed break, behind, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Arabic (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Uncle Roger (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led for over 1f, regained lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Five Hearts (8-11) by 1l, 14 ran.
Mohair 4-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Wildomar (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sunny Bank 14-1 (8-8) Held up, pushed along on outside 5f out, well beaten over 3f out, 11th of 12, well behind Zarosa (7-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Norfolk Sky 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol beating Sir Dylan (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Lady Romanza (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.