Martial Art could be thereabouts on his Polytrack debut and Arctic Admiral gets some help from a 7lb claimer. Aye Aye Skipper has improved with every run culminating in a maiden win at Wolverhampton last time but preference is for another recent Wolverhampton winner ARCHIE STEVENS. The latter scored over 6f last week in a manner that suggested today's extra furlong would suit and he's taken to defy a penalty and go in again. Ready was well beaten on his handicap bow at Doncaster though this is easier.
Martial Art (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, carried head high and every chance 1f out, kept on, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Columella (8-8) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leader, led 2f out, riddden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Magique (8-12) by hd, 11 ran.
Ready (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Prominent early, took keen hold, tracked leaders, outpaced final 2f, 6th of 10, 9l behind Code Of Honor (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Arctic Admiral (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Mushaakis (8-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Archie Stevens 11-4fav (9-6) Led for about 1f, chased leaders, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Marmot Bay (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Majestic Jess (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace of 1st 2, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind The Obvious Choice (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Something Magic 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Grilletto (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.