MUTUAL REGARD got off the mark when stepped up to today's trip on his return to action at Wolverhampton on Saturday. Sir Mark Prescott's charge can defy a penalty with plenty more to come over middle-distances. The Wonga Coup looks less likely to shrug off 6lb rise for scoring at Bath last time while Lady Romanza finished a well-beaten third at Brighton a fortnight ago having won at Warwick before that. Langham Lily is unexposed and could figure, however, after going very close at Wolverhampton and the returning Kempton winner Dolly Colman has a shout on her first start since March.
Parhelion 50-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders halfway, pushed along over 5f out, soon weakened, last of 13, well behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader for about 2f, ridden over 3f out, squeezed through rivals to lead 1f out, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Annelko (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Oneiric 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 18l behind Squad (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Comedy House 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leader until 3f out, went 2nd again over 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Beneath (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in 7th, good headway on outside to 3rd over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep beating Volcanic Jack (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tartan Gunna 3-1fav (9-3) Soon in touch, pushed along over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden, hung left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Barton Bounty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lady Romanza (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway 4f out, chased leader 4f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Entrance 10-1 (10-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 19l behind Silly Gilly (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Broxbourne (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and outpaced 3f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Dana's Present (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Langham Lily (USA) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on, pressing winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 12, ns behind Kathleensluckylad (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Bellatrix 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders wnent 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 10, 19l behind No Dominion (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 7l behind Khun John (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Suhailah 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, not much room on inside and outpaced inside final 3f, no danger after, 7th of 11, 13l behind Alfraamsey (8-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Young Jackie 8-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, led 4f out, came to near side in straight, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 23l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Silvermine Bay (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and outpaced final 3f, 5th of 8, 11l behind Resplendent Light (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul '11.
Denton Dancer 66-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 7l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.