John Potts won an amateurs' race here earlier in the month but was earlier no match for REGGIE BOND over track and trip. Geoff Oldroyd's charge clearly likes it here and, with Robert Tart again taking off 3lb, should double his tally. The maiden Polar Forest is inconsistent but would have each-way claims on his best form. Stanlow and Do More Business are closely matched on recent running and should be prominent again while Angel Cake is back on a winning mark and likely to see out this trip better than stablemate Hot Sugar.
Reggie Bond 2-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating John Potts (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Angel Cake (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Fab Lolly (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hot Sugar (USA) 12-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Electric Qatar (8-8) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs.
John Potts 7-4fav (10-7) Led early, tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, soon led, clear 2f out, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Super Duplex (10-4) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Delightful Sleep 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never involved, last of 11, 16l behind Pearl Ransom (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Polar Forest 8-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Dansili Dutch (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Do More Business (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind John Potts (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Stanlow Evensfav (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, went 2nd over 7f out, led well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Do More Business (9-1) by nk, 8 ran.
Dividend Dan (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, effort and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.