ROCK ANTHEM ducked under the stalls and unseated Martin Dwyer when Stylistickhill won here last month but proved himself no worse for the experience when a good third to Space War subsequently. Mike Murphy's gelding is potentially well weighted nowadays and can win for the first time since December last year. Victories are few and far between for Elijah Pepper nowadays while Kingswinford usually finds at least one too good and Glass Mountain was beaten in a seller last time. Aquilonius seems to have lost his way so My Single Malt could prove the pick of the remainder.
My Single Malt (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Keen towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 11th of 19, 13l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Kingswinford (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3l behind Good Luck Charm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Aquilonius (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Always prominent, led 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Glass Mountain (IRE) 15-8 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, going for gap when badly hampered well over 1f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not recover, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
File And Paint (IRE) 40-1 (8-0) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 14th of 15, 9l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Edgy in stalls, led well over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, chased winner and stayed on until no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Space War (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
On The Hoof 11-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.