HONEY OF A KITTEN has been in fine form at Wolverhampton of late. He landed a couple of similar races over course and distance early in the year and looks one of the more reliable contenders. Consistency is not one of Conducting's strong points, but he won a seller here in September, while Gabrial's Hope recorded a double over 1m4f on the Polytrack during the spring. Abigails Angel has a shout back over today's distance but Copperwood has done all his winning so far over shorter trips.
Conducting 12-1 (9-13) Mid-division on oustide, pushed along and struggling 4f out, soon behind, 13th of 14, 46l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Copperwood 6-1 (9-4) 6th when in view over 4f out, 4th over 2f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on leaders, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind The Dancing Lord (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly away always in rear, last of 7, 12l behind Modernism (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 6-1 (10-5) Led, clear over 6f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Fujin Dancer (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Abigails Angel 9-2 (8-7) Last to break, still last when in view over 4f out, 7th and closing 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, not able to trouble front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind The Dancing Lord (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Cottesmore (USA) 50-1 (11-6) In touch until lost place over 6f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Ebony Express (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, plugged on final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Sinaadi (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ssafa (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Tuxedo 25-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 20l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Zenarinda 33-1 (9-4) In rear, saddle slipped and headway to lead over 6f out, brought centre over 4f out, eased and headed 3f out, virtually pulled up, last of 9, 47l behind Stomachion (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Herbalist 14-1 (10-5) In touch, ridden when weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Royal Trooper (10-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.