Both Perfect Mission and Silverware failed to figure off higher marks last time having won their previous starts on the Polytrack and it was only a claimer that Where's Reiley won at this track back in October. On The Hoof found just enough to hold off Al's Memory and land a course double on Saturday and had beaten Rock Anthem four lengths before that. Another bold bid is expected from him but HANDHELD has tumbled down the weights this year and after a close-up third over 7f here last time, he looks the one to be on.
Perfect Mission 4-1fav (9-13) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Alshazah (8-12) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Silverware (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 3f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Where's Reiley (USA) 9-1 (8-2) Raced wide held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Drawnfromthepast (8-7) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Final Drive (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, behind from over 2f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Slowly away always in rear, last of 10, 12l behind Drawnfromthepast (8-7) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Mccool Bannanas 7-1 (9-3) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Speedi Mouse (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Handheld 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Money (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
On The Hoof 13-2 (8-12) Dwelt, in touch, headway to challenge 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Al's Memory (8-11) by shd, 11 ran.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.