Exceedexpectations had Space War behind when second here last week and is not easily dismissed. California English is proving hard to win with, though he finished ahead of Hail Promenader when beaten only a nose on his latest start. The former had earlier found ONE SCOOP OR TWO four lengths too good at this track and Reg Hollinshead's charge is taken to return to winning ways dropping back down in class today. Rossetti proved disappointing last time but Cono Zur made all to score over track and trip last year and is worth noting on his return to action.
One Scoop Or Two 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Chookie Royale (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Exceedexpectations 7-1 (9-9) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
California English (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, hard driven inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Goldstorm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Cono Zur (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Led 1f, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 41l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Rossetti 4-1 (9-4) Always behind, never a factor, last of 9, 12l behind Toga Tiger (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Time To Dance 10-1 (9-7) Keen led, steadied pace 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, well behind Cape Safari (9-10) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr '12.
Space War 6-1 (9-0) Slowly away keen in rear, pushed along and kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 10, 6l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) With leader, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Goldstorm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.