FUNKY MUNKY went close over track and trip at the start of the month and looks the one to beat with leading amateur Simon Walker doing the steering. Josie's Dream finished well ahead of Drummond on the Fibresand at Southwell last time and blinkers are applied for the first time today. The latter is preferred to Whiskey N Stout, a close-up third over 1m2f last week and not without a chance in this. General Tufto has won under today's rider before but arrives out of sorts.
General Tufto 14-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, no impression, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Attain (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Funky Munky 13-2 (9-0) Led, driven 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, held towars finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Helmsley Flyer (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Raced wide, tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and soon headed, hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Samoset (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Drummond 8-1 (10-8) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 19l behind Samoset (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Goldmadchen (GER) 5-1 (10-12) Pressed leader until led 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Light The City (10-8) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Kozmina Bay 12-1 (10-7) Dwelt towards rear, outpaced over 7f out, plugged on to go a remote 4th final furlong, 4th of 9, 30l behind Light The City (10-8) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Celebrian 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 4f out, soon no chance with front pair, lost remote 3rd inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 22l behind Pass The Time (9-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Mister Fantastic 50-1 (10-1) Mid-division, outpaced 5f out, plugged on final furlong, 5th of 9, 31l behind Light The City (10-8) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Windpfeil (IRE) 18-1 (10-4) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Gladstone (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.
Converti 66-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten final 4f, last of 7, 24l behind Attain (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind My Renaissance (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol.
Polvere D'oro 50-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, raced wide tracking leaders, went 2nd 10f out until over 4f out, soon lost place, eased well over 1f out, tailed off, last of 8, 29l behind Waving (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.