Do More Business beat General Tufto a neck over a shorter trip here in December. The latter went on to score at Southwell but both look high enough in the weights now. Quadriga and Kyle Of Bute have been known to pop up at this level when the mood takes them and Cane Cat had slipped further down the weights after a fourth here last time. FINAL DELIVERY is back on a winning mark and, having posted a better effort at Lingfield a week ago, he could be his turn again today.
General Tufto 12-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and some headway on far side rail 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 9l behind Queen Of Skies (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Final Delivery 50-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, driven and wide entering straight, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Whitby Jet (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Do More Business (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating General Tufto (8-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Edgware Road 50-1 (9-7) Slowly away, pushed along and struggling halfway, always behind, tailed off, last of 10, 27l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Cane Cat (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway and edged left 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 8, 8l behind Tiger Reigns (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Monsieur Pontaven 12-1 (8-4) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 4f out, headway under pressure final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Minimee (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Hispania (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed 6f out, lost place over 2f out, no chance with leading trio over 1f out, 4th of 8, 15l behind Tracks Of My Tears (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.
Quadriga (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Queen Of Skies (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, slightly hampered over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 4l behind Queen Of Skies (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Kyle of Bute 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Daniel Thomas (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Stamp Duty (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up and behind, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 13l behind Daniel Thomas (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
The Bay Tigress 14-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced and behind, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 29l behind Roger Thorpe (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) fbs.