Alpha Tauri has won six times in 50 starts, all on this track including a claimer on Tuesday. He's virtually guaranteed to run his race and get involved. Pravda Street is another arriving in winning form having scored at Wolverhampton last week but he's only had one run on the surface. Delightful Sleep has had 27 starts on the all-weather but none of them here so the vote goes to MIAMI GATOR. Karl Burke's charge has won ten races in his time but only run twice at this track with a close second to Our Ivor in February pointing to his chances. Staff Sergeant landed a maiden on the track on only his second racecourse appearance in 2010 but has never been back.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, won at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs beating Spitfire (8-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Delightful Sleep 11-4 (9-6) Held up tracking leading trio on inside, squeezed through to 2nd over 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Mrs Micawber (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Pravda Street 7-4fav (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol beating Cantor (8-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Staff Sergeant 28-1 (9-3) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Landau (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Action Front (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Boris The Bold (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Miami Gator (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 16l behind Oratorio's Joy (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced wide, always in rear, last of 11, 38l behind Kingscombe (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Roger Thorpe 40-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon chased leader, led halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, no chance with easy winner, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Blighty (9-5) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Red Joker (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, last of 8, 21l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.