Both Poppy Bond and Olivers Mount scored over track and trip last time and should be thereabouts once again. Collateral form suggests the former has something to find with Scepticism but Charlie Mann's charge ran a shocker here on his latest start and ANA SHABABIYA is preferred. The latter has ran well on a couple of subsequent occasions since scoring at Leicester back in August and looks up to winning off her current mark. Penang Power has slipped down the weights and will be taking advantage soon.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Raced freely tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 1l behind Hurricane John (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Scepticism (USA) 7-2 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Cantor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Rocky Two (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mystery Drama (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Poppy Bond 9-4fav (8-7) Took keen hold made all, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, driven out close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating My Claire (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Olivers Mount 28-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway going well over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Polar Forest (9-3) by 1l, 11 ran.
Sakhees Romance 20-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, not much room and lost place over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 12th of 16, 22l behind Look On By (8-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Penang Power 7-2fav (8-6) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Scepticism (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.
The Bay Tigress 66-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Miguel Grau (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Windsor Secret 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Buster Brown (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.