LORD BUFFHEAD carries a penalty for scoring over 5f here last time. He was winning off higher marks over track and trip last year, however, and gets the vote to follow up in this company. Vale Of Clara finished second over 7f last month and Cadium Loch found only one too good over course and distance at this time last year. Methaaly pops up at this level when the mood takes him and Irish raider Art Show can be given a chance on her placed efforts at Dundalk.
Lord Buffhead 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, ran on, led last strides, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Rose Garnet (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Art Show 25-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, 10th before halfway, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 12th of 14, 7l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb '13.
Methaaly (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Outpaced, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 6l behind Megaleka (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cadmium Loch 11-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Blue Noodles (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Amis Reunis 28-1 (8-6) Outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Megaleka (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Spellmaker (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, led after 1f, joined 2f out, soon headed, chased winner until approaching final furlong, hung right and weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Torres Del Paine (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Art Dzeko (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up mid-division, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 5l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden, edged right and headway over 1f out, stayed on, not able to get on terms, 5th of 9, 4l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Farmers Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 11, 20l behind Interchoice Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Les Andelys 100-1 (9-5) Raced wide mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 28l behind Stun Gun (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.