Marco Botti's yard continues to rack up the winners and RHYOLITE looks like providing another. He was only beaten a length at Wolverhampton last time with previous winner It's Only Business back in fourth and can open his account with a similar effort. Byroness looks a threat as she has plenty of scope having won a maiden race at Kempton last month but Black Dave has a penalty to carry and was engaged to race at this track yesterday. Blinkers replace cheekpieces on the disappointing Dream About You but she finished a length behind Napinda at this track on Tuesday when both were well beaten.
Byroness 7-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, switched right and headway to lead over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Ruff Luck (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Black Dave (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 2f out, ridden and rallied on outside over 1f out, driven went 2nd and hung left final 100 yards, led near finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Rhyolite (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked clear leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
It's Only Business 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dream About You (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Darkest Night (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Napinda 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, 4th of 8, 5l behind Darkest Night (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.