ITALIAN RIVIERA took his time to catch Goldan Jess over the C&D last time and is now 6lb higher but he still looked green that day and, with more to come, is expected to complete a four-timer. Thecornishcockney is saddled with a penalty for Friday's victory over 1m6f here and that was his first success on his 24th start. Ctappers has won over hurdles and on Turf and shouldn't be long scoring on the all-weather from this lowly mark though the biggest threat is likely to come from Tartan Jura, a winner at Goodwood and probably still capable of better despite his defeat here last time.
Priors Gold 1-5fav (9-8) Keen in touch in rear, closed on leaders over 2f out, wide into straight, soon ridden and hung left, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Ahlawy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Dec '11.
Kazbow (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 11l behind Aleksandar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 12-1 (10-0) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 19l behind Mutual Regard (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Tartan Jura 11-4fav (10-0) Led until over 4f out, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Somemothersdohavem (9-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Thecornishcockney 15-8 (9-3) Very slowly away in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, eased near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Vimiero (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Agglestone Rock 17-2 (9-5) Pulled hard in touch in rear, headway to track leaders 10f out, ridden and lost place 6f out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Irish Jugger (8-13) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Italian Riviera 10-11fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division in 5th, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Goldan Jess (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Ctappers 7-2 (8-6) Held up towards rear, reminders over 5f out, headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.