Agapanthus will find today's distance short enough on his first start since October and PETROL looks a safer proposition. He was well backed here last week to make a winning debut for David O'Meara and duly obliged when beating previous winner Lytham with plenty in hand. This is no tougher and he's preferred to Crucis Abbey, a runner-up at Kempton on Wednesday. Lord Paget and Justcallmehandsome had both ran well here before disappointing on their latest starts while Maz and Belle Noverre are worth noting in the betting having both tumbled down the weights.
Petrol 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led on inside over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Lytham (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Agapanthus (GER) 50-1 (9-0) Very slow away, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 16l behind Striding Edge (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb '12.
Big City Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 25l behind Kabbaas (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Maz 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 12, 10l behind Mubtadi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Belle Noverre (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 12l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Marina Ballerina 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, behind from halfway, last of 13, well behind Ptolomeos (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Lord Paget 9-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 11l behind Delightful Sleep (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Justcallmehandsome 25-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 15l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Seawood 14-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden to chase winner over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Midnight Bahia (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Dubai Emerald (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Midnight Sequel (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Monsieur Pontaven 9-4fav (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along and raced wide over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, smooth headway on bit lead 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Rigid (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.