LIBERTY SHIP needed only to be shaken-up to score over C&D last week with previous winner Hab Reeh behind. He has a penalty to contend with but had earlier finished ahead of M J Woodward and Wreningham when third at this track and is expected to reverse form with runner-up Ryedale Dancer. The latter looks the biggest threat having gone close again since but Dazzlin Bluebell's only win to date came on the Fibresand at Southwell.
Liberty Ship 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven inside final 2f, led entering final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-68 (6) pol beating Loyal Royal (9-6) by nk, 8 ran.
M J Woodward 3-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Miss Bunter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Wreningham 5-1 (9-2) Soon led, hard ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 2l behind Miss Bunter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dazzlin Bluebell (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 9l behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Romanticize (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Molly Jones 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Charming (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
John Coffey (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, pressed leading pair towards finish, just held, 3rd of 10, nk behind Glennten (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Hab Reeh 7-4 (8-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced when edged left 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Liberty Ship (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up off the pace in 7th, headway towards inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Beach Candy (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.