Speed Steed scored over course and distance last time and should be thereabouts with a similar effort but PARTY PALACE is just preferred. The latter is a winner without a penalty having won an apprentices race over track and trip on her latest start and also makes more appeal than another recent course winner in Tram Express. White Deer usually finds at least one too good but should be thereabouts once again though Jezza showed signs of a resurgence last time having dropped down the weights and he looks a genuine threat.
Jezza 12-1 (9-5) Held up in last, headway on outside 5f out, went 2nd and edged left over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 3l behind Goldan Jess (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
El Bravo 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Goldan Jess (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
White Deer (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Tram Express (FR) 12-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 24l behind Sohcahtoa (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Daring Damsel (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Dwelt soon led, headed 9f out until led again over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Blazing Desert (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Jan.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 6l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Speed Steed (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Liberty Love (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Party Palace 8-1 (8-10) Chased leading pair went 2nd over 11f out until over 7f out, went 2nd again over 6f out, led well over 2f out, pushed clear well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Easydoesit (9-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.