Bentley's recent wins have come on the Fibresand at Southwell but he's won five times at this track and cannot be discounted on his return. Resuscitator bids for his hat-trick after a couple of victories on Polytrack including this C&D last time and should make a bold bid, but BROUHAHA could surprise them both. Tom Dascombe's charge bounced back to form when beaten a length by The Lock Master here recently and looks set to add to his four previous wins at this track. The remaining trio look up against it in this company.
Brouhaha 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 11, 1l behind The Lock Master (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Vanilla Rum 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Smalljohn (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Bentley 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide held up, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating San Antonio (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Resuscitator (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Led, headed 8f out, remained close up, hard ridden from over 2f out, challenged well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Mount Hollow (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Boy Blue 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, soon eased, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Shadowtime (9-6) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Border Owl (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.