SPEIGHTOWNS KID finished ahead of Hoppy's Flyer when runner-up over 6f here recently and can go one better having slipped 14lb down the weights since the start of the year. Piccolo Express pops up at this level on occasion and Laudation showed signs of improvement for his tumble down the handicap when fifth here last time. Chester Deelyte is usually in the mix but is a rare winner and Harvest Mist may need this after a break.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Gregori (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, driven forward and soon racing freely tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gregori (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Piccolo Express 11-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
No Win No Fee 28-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Dolphin Village (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Vitznau (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Ace Of Spies (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Laudation 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3l behind Little China (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 16, 6l behind Peak Storm (9-7) at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) sft in May.
True Prince (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Ridden along in rear, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Poetic Belle 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, weakened over 2f out, beaten when hung badly right final furlong, last of 10, 16l behind Natures Law (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Hittin'the Skids (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Always behind, 9th of 11, 22l behind Schottische (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Immediately 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Arcadian Legend (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.