Three recent winners look to follow up in this. Haadeeth is one, but he won a lower grade race at Wolverhampton last time and will find this tougher. Monsieur Royale just held on for victory over 6f at the same track recently but both of the above are more exposed than POYLE VINNIE. The latter came good over today's trip at Kempton last month with a subsequent winner back in fourth and can continue winning ways on his handicap debut. Lujeanie is not without a chance off today's mark while Drawnfromthepast has tumbled down the weights since last winning back in January.
Where's Reiley (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden halfway, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Expose 9-1 (9-6) Pulled hard in touch, tracked leading pair halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Galatian (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '12.
Haadeeth 4-1fav (9-7) Held up, not clear run entering final 2f, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Rise To Glory (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Lujeanie 6-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Bapak Bangsawan (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Monsieur Royale 9-2 (9-1) Always prominent, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Colourbearer (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Poyle Vinnie 10-11fav (9-2) Tracked leader over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Dawn Catcher (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon chasing winner, lost 2nd 2f out, chased leaders until weakened just over 1f out, 8th of 12, 5l behind Bapak Bangsawan (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders over 4f, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Big Storm Coming (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Never A Quarrel (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 5l behind Gregori (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hot Sugar (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Went left start, towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Shawkantango (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.