The betting suggested BLADEWOOD GIRL would improve on her handicap debut at Lingfield last time and she duly obliged. John Jenkins' filly is taken to follow-up as she's less exposed than the other recent winner Blue Deer. Bowstar may do better now handicapping and Avertis ran well on his recent comeback having tumbled down the weights. Focail Eile and Striker Torres posted better efforts last time but both are hard to predict while Conducting usually finds at least one too good.
Qeethaara (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up and behind, never on terms, last of 10, 14l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Conducting 9-2 (9-10) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 7, 22l behind Light Burst (9-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep.
Sir Bruno (FR) 13-2 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Admiralty (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Striker Torres (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway entering final furlong, soon ridden, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Mataajir (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 36l behind Rise To Glory (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Bladewood Girl 5-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on inner from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Warbond (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Focail Eile 6-1 (9-10) Soon in touch on outside, pushed along when not much room and lost place over 2f out, rallied under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Ensnare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Avertis 18-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Bowstar 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tropics (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Blue Deer (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct beating Darnathean (9-3) by ns, 14 ran.
Berlusca (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide in mid-diviison, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Outlaw Torn (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Imaginary World (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Indian Violet (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 10th of 13, 4l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ifan (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Kenny Powers (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.