DANCING WELCOME gave further proof that she's at her best on the Polytrack when returning from a lay-off with a three-length victory over C&D. Chester Deelyte, Two Turtle Doves and Polemica have little chance of reversing that running if she's in the same mood and Milton Bradley's mare can follow up. Suddenly Susan was a big disappointment last time having won at Southwell before that and Gold Tobougg could prove a bigger threat as she won her maiden over track and trip and has scope for improvement.
Dancing Welcome 7-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Chester Deelyte (8-8) by 3l, 8 ran.
Dead Cool 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Speak The Truth (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Basle 9-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Red Roar (8-13) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Gold Tobougg 11-4 (9-3) Awkward start, in rear, not clear run when making headway from over 2f out until over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Fedora (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Suddenly Susan (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) With leaders, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Global Village (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Polemica (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, effort on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat to leaders, 4th of 8, 6l behind Dancing Welcome (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 1f out, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Dancing Welcome (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 10-3fav (8-8) Off the pace in 6th, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Dancing Welcome (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.