COLOURBEARER could only manage third here on Tuesday when attempting to follow-up an earlier victory over course and distance. He finished ahead of both Ad Vitam and Lucky Dan and gets another chance given the rest of today's opposition don't exactly set the pulse racing. Indian Affair has the assistance of a 5lb claimer and could prove the biggest danger to his stablemate, unless last year's winner Greenhead High bounces back to form. Saga Lout has a shout on last season's placed efforts but hasn't raced since October.
Colourbearer (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Go Far (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Saga Lout 25-1 (9-2) Restless in stalls, held up in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 19l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Go Far (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Indian Affair 8-1 (9-7) Led and set good pace, headed 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Invigilator (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dark Lane 4-1fav (9-6) Soon chasing leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 6th of 9, 5l behind Putin (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Greenhead High 5-1 (9-7) Awkwardly away, keen close up, switched to outer 4f out, headway to lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Volito (8-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Sewn Up 8-1 (9-7) Soon ridden along in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 9l behind Masai Moon (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 11-4 (8-7) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Go Far (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.