NORTH CENTRAL won over today's trip at Wolverhampton before a poor effort stepped up in distance at the same track last week - he gets the token vote in this. Darnathean had gone close at Kempton on his penultimate start and Bedibyes ran into a place over C&D in August. Jackie Love is usually thereabouts at this level and Silvee is back on a winning mark if at her best but Mary's Pet has done all her winning over 6f so far.
Silvee 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 8l behind Zing Wing (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Rio Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Royal Box (9-1) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Mary's Pet 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Athwaab (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Darnathean 3-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden on inside over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 7l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
North Central (USA) 15-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, lost place over 4f out, 12th of 13, 14l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Schoolboy Champ 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 3f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Jackie Love (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Invigilator (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Bedibyes 20-1 (8-10) Always behind, last of 9, 14l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Memphis Man 20-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Royal Box (9-1) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Outpaced, never a factor, 6th of 9, 10l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Delightful Sleep 100-1 (9-11) Keen tracked leading pair until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Bint Alzain (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Lady On Top (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) In touch, hung left under pressure approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 12l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Artful Lady (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Towards rear, pushed along and ran on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Boudoir (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.