Windforpower is usually thereabouts but both wins to date have come in plating company and HAZZA THE JAZZA is less exposed. Richard Guest's charge bids for a hat-trick after following up his C&D win with victory at Kempton last week and there should be more to come from him. An apprentice negates a large part of a penalty so he should confirm earlier running at this track with Loulou Vuitton. Both Groove On and La Luz Del Sol have scope for improvement on their handicap debuts and could prove bigger threats.
Groove On (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led, raced wide entering straight, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Whipper Snapper (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Windforpower (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge and every chance over 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Hiddon Coin (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo) (5) pol.
Marvelino 3-1 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort and pressing leaders 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind St Paul De Vence (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Sewn Up 20-1 (8-7) Held up, effort 2f out, soon beaten and edged left, 5th of 7, 6l behind Glory City (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Hazza The Jazza 5-4fav (8-12) Awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Seemenomore (9-7) by nk, 3 ran.
We Are City 9-4 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Marmot Bay (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Loulou Vuitton 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 3rd of 11, hd behind Hazza The Jazza (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Duchess Of Dreams 28-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Al Gharrafa (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
La Luz Del Sol 12-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, last of 9, 10l behind Saga Lout (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.