Ryan Style and Another Citizen keep coming up short racing off similar marks. Both should be thereabouts again, however, but preference goes to GUNG HO JACK. He won the first division of a similar contest over C&D in a faster time than today's rival, Dark Lane, won the other division and John Best's charge gets the vote to follow-up. Bull Bay showed a bit more last time and should go well on his handicap debut.
Ryan Style (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) In touch, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Jinky (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Another Citizen (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Restless Bay (IRE) 11-8fav (8-9) Led to post, short of room and hampered soon after start, held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dancing Maite (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Danzoe (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, never on terms, eased towards finish, 7th of 16, 7l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Master of Disguise 15-2 (9-5) Pressed winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Ring For Baileys (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Desert Strike 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, ridden halfway, never a factor, last of 10, 8l behind Sonko (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gung Ho Jack 11-2 (9-6) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd well inside final furlong, ran on to lead final close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Passionada (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Full Shilling (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 4th of 11, 3l behind Ginger Ted (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Dark Lane 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, effort and edged left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Lastkingofscotland (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Colourbearer (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 12l behind Just Like Heaven (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Behind and outpaced, 8th of 12, 7l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bull Bay 11-2 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Living Leader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.