York Glory bids for a hat-trick on his first start since November but beat Swiss Cross at Lingfield in the same month. The latter also has plenty to find with PISCEAN on earlier form over track and trip and Tom Keddy's charge found only the progressive Anaconda too good over 7f at this track last Saturday. Back over a shorter trip, he makes more appeal than Capone who carries a penalty for winning a conditions race at Kempton on his penultimate start. Forest Edge and Hot Sugar look up against it on these terms.
Capone (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 9th of 12, 5l behind Ballista (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Forest Edge (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 8l behind Tarooq (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Hot Sugar (USA) 5-4fav (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 7l behind Roy's Legacy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Piscean (USA) 3-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Anaconda (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Jan.
Swiss Cross 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 4l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
York Glory (USA) 11-10fav (9-13) Pushed along briefly leaving stalls, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating Six Wives (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.