Sir Boss finished ahead of Brunston, Honest Deal and Jeer when successful here on Boxing Day but had less than a length to spare over STANLEY RIGBY when following up over C&D on New Year's Day. On 5lb better terms, you would expect Richard Fahey's charge to turn the table today and he gets the vote ahead of the hat-trick-seeking Cool Sky and Reflect, who was beaten three lengths by Illustrious Forest here off this mark a week ago. Tingle In The Tale is only a couple of pounds higher than when winning over this trip at Lingfield before Christmas but this will be his first run on this track.
Sir Boss (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Brunston 10-1 (9-10) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never reached leaders, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sir Boss (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
King Zeal (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Behind, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 5l behind St Ignatius (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Reflect (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, edged right and ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Illustrious Forest (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Cool Sky 7-4fav (9-11) Mid-division in touch on outside, quickened and headway to lead 3f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Elegant Ophelia (9-7) by 3l, 13 ran.
Honest Deal 11-4 (9-7) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Sir Boss (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, pressed leader 2f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec beating Elysian (9-4) by 1l, 4 ran.
Jeer (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led early, chased winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Stanley Rigby 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Sir Boss (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.