Petrol won a lowly handicap at Wolverhampton but never threatened under a penalty back at the same track last time. Linroyale Boy finished runner-up over track and trip before his well-beaten third over a longer distance here but is too inconsistent to have much faith in. HONEST STRIKE looks more likely to run his race after his latest second to Corn Maiden over course and distance and he gets the vote. Sacco D'oro has won twice over hurdles but is without a win in 27 starts on the Flat and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Linroyale Boy (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked winner until ridden 3f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Masterful Act (9-9) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Honest Strike (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Held up, headway on outer 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Corn Maiden (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Petrol 4-6fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Raced wide close up, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Arabela (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sacco D'oro 40-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Orpen Bid (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Raced wide towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, last of 8, well behind Sommersturm (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
There's No Rules 33-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leader until over 6f out, remained in handy 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 15l behind Crimson Monarch (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.