GLOBAL VILLAGE returned from a break to just hang on for victory last time at Wolverhampton and with more expected now that bit fitter we think he can follow up at the expense of Ejeed and Resplendent Nova. Still relatively unexposed the selection is yet to taste defeat here in a couple of runs so despite only just lasting home on his latest win he should improve to score again off this revised mark. Ejeed has chalked up both career wins at this track but may just remain a little high in the handicap to be scoring this time while Resplendent Nova was a little disapointing off this rating last time but this looks easier. Tevez keeps placing while giving the impression he'll need help from the assessor before getting up to score and Valentino Swing goes well here but while he's gone well enough off this mark in the past it has been a while. The more we look at this the more we fancy Global Village.
Perfect Friend 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until over 4f out, tracked leaders after, ridden over 1f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Print (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Global Village (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In touch, headway and hung left over 1f out,edged left inside final furlong, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Harare (8-4) by hd, 11 ran.
Valentino Swing (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Behind, keeping on when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Kersivay (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Russian Rave 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Finnegan Mccool (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Resplendent Nova 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Striding Edge (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Millfields Dreams 20-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 27l behind West End Lad (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Sweet Applause (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Raced wide, held up,kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Riflessione (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Ejeed (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, pulled hard, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Army Of Stars (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and switched right start, held up and always in rear, 11th of 14, 7l behind Eliza Doolittle (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Tevez 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind By Command (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.