Focail Eile is back on a winning mark and showed signs of a return to form at Nottingham earlier this month. He should figure in this grade and Olney Lass is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Chepstow in September though she's never won on the all-weather. Aragorn Rouge just got the better of Flipping over C&D last time and the latter re-opposes on better terms with first-time blinkers applied. ZENAFIRE finished further back in the same race but that was only his fourth start and Reg Hollinshead's colt may well find enough improvement to open his account in this.
Focail Eile 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind St Moritz (8-10) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (3) sft.
Olney Lass 5-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 6l behind Zip Lock (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Aragorn Rouge 11-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Flipping (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Flipping 11-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Aragorn Rouge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Poker Hospital 40-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along well over 2f out, soon struggling, 8th of 10, 8l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Zenafire 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway on outside halfway, went 3rd 2f out, no impression, went 4th close home, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Aragorn Rouge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Source Of Light (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Chrissycross (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced, tailed off, last of 9, 34l behind Twin Shadow (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Present Day 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 14l behind Monthly Medal (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Led, headed approaching 2f out, lost 2nd before 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 9l behind It's A Mans World (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Schoolboy Champ 33-1 (8-8) Went 2nd over 5f out, pushed along 3f out, weakened and easded inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind North Central (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ensnare 7-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 10l behind Ermyntrude (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hector Spectre (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 36l behind Volcanic Jack (9-8) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.