FREQUENCY comes out best at the weights and can take advantage. Fourth over 7f here a fortnight ago, his earlier second to Elhamri over C&D gives him every chance and the first-time blinkers should help his cause. Anjomarba was outpaced over the minimum trip here last time but scored over C&D before that and she is preferred to recent Wolverhampton winner Apache Ridge. Orchid Wing recorded his best piece of form on Fibresand and it's difficult to make any sort of case for Music Lover on today's terms.
Apache Ridge (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in 4th, ridden to chase winner well over 1f out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Orpenindeed (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Anjomarba (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along and behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 6l behind Decider (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Frequency 9-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, pulled hard in touch, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong no extra close home, 4th of 7, 2l behind I Confess (7-11) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan.
Music Lover 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 11th of 13, 17l behind Poppy Golightly (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Orchid Wing 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 9l behind Sherjawy (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.