ATHAAKEEL beat much higher rated opposition than this when landing a seller at Wolverhampton last time. He can defy a penalty and go in again with a similar effort. Flaxen Lake was only beaten a length in this grade at Kempton last week and can figure while First Rebellion has claims off his current mark with an apprentice's allowance helping his cause. Very First Blade was placed at Southwell recently and Script made the frame over track and trip last month - they could also play a part.
Athaakeel (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, pushed along halfway, headway on outer approaching final furlong, edged left and led inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Dark Lane (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Flaxen Lake 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Red Ramesses (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Mousie 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 17l behind Quite A Thing (9-2) at Southwell 6f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Oct '11.
Script 22-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Repetition (8-12) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Love Club 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, keeping on one pace when short of room inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Divertimenti (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
First Rebellion 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Flow Chart (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Very First Blade 4-1 (9-8) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Masked Dance (9-8) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs.
Bachelor Knight (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Flow Chart (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Spirit Of Dixie 50-1 (8-8) Prominent, chased leader 3f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Lujano (8-10) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov '11.
Fathey (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Olynard (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.