HERBALIST finished a creditable third to higher rated horses than this in a seller over track and trip last time. Still lightly-raced, it could be his turn today. Daniel Thomas is facing a tougher task having picked up a Class 7 contest at Wolverhampton last week so Archelao makes more appeal after suffering a narrow-margin defeat over course and distance on his latest start. Sutton Sid and Cabal can also be given a chance on previous placed efforts over today's distance.
Hail Tiberius 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Red Somerset (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Feb '12.
Herbalist 33-1 (9-0) Edged right start, led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Pastoral Jet 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Sutton Sid 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung left on bend 2f out and soon weakened, 11th of 14, 15l behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Cabal 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Mojo Bear 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Archelao (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Close up, effort approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway on outside to 3rd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, clear when hung badly right final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Stanlow (9-6) by 2l, 10 ran.
Appyjack 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Meglio Ancora (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Rigid 16-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Dutch Mistress (9-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
What's Up Doc (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Royal Trooper (10-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Willow Island (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Great Link (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.