GOLDMADCHEN has been in much better form on the Polytrack of late. She was winning off a 7lb higher mark at this track last year and James Given's mare looks to have leading claims in this company. Strandfield Bay went close here in January but has yet to win in 23 attempts while Geeaitch recorded his only win so far back in 2012. Ice Tres has a bit to find with the selection on running at Wolverhampton while the unreliable Kyllachykov was beaten only a head over course and distance in between his more usual modest efforts.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Teide Peak (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Geeaitch 5-1fav (9-2) In touch, effort on inside 2f out, ridden chasing leaders when not much room on rail over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Goldmadchen (GER) 2-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch, under pressure over 7f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, every chance closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Precision Strike (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Encore Un Fois 50-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, keen tracked leader, bumped along 4f out, soon in rear, last of 4, 19l behind Stand Guard (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Kyllachykov (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in rear but in touch, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Aureate (8-4) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Scamperdale 10-1 (9-5) Keen held up, headway when short of room 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 8l behind Minstrels Gallery (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Bitusa (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, behind fom over 3f out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Bling King (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf in Oct.
Ice Tres 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased clear leader 3f out, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Call of Duty (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 5f out, ridden and lost from 2f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Catching Zeds (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.