Storey Hill has been well beaten since scoring over 7f here and Bond Artist is finding life tough off his current mark. The veteran Benandonner landed a lowly handicap here last time and is upped in class off a higher mark today. WISHFORMORE bids for a hat-trick after landing a double at Kempton and an apprentice's allowance negates most of a 6lb penalty. Ian William's charge gets the nod to go in again given the remainder are hard to fancy on what little they've shown so far.
Wishformore (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Pour La Victoire (9-4) by shd, 11 ran.
Benandonner (USA) 7-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Compton Silver (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bond Artist (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched right and effort inside final 2f, driven and stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Be Royale (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Storey Hill (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Ivy Port (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Eretara (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 9l behind Lord Kenmare (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Another Journey 50-1 (9-9) In rear and in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon went 3rd, no impression, 3rd of 5, 24l behind God's Speed (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Troy Boy 14-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside under pressure and edged left over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Stanlow (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Moves Like Jagger (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Conversational (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.