There was little to separate MR PLOD and Star Alliance when second and third respectively over track and trip last month. But the latter is fancied to confirm running and go one better with Robert Tart's 5lb allowance in his favour. Moment In The Sun is on a winning mark if staying today's longer trip and so is Hallstatt, although the latter has yet to show his best so far this year. Crimson Monarch has failed to figure since scoring here last month and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Layla's Dancer 12-1 (10-0) Slow into stride, always in rear, 10th of 12, 17l behind Little Jazz (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul '11.
Blackstone Vegas 5-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, driven to chase leaders over 2f out to over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 25l behind Zefooha (9-1) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Action Front (USA) 22-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 14l behind Peachez (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Hallstatt (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon led, headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Rock Song (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Moment In The Sun 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, effort to lead 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, hampered and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Apache Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Star Alliance (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Mr Plod 5-1 (8-11) Keen held up, headway over 3f out, effort on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Scribe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 11-1 (8-10) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and weakened 4f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Scribe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 14l behind Sofias Number One (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Glens Wobbly 50-1 (8-2) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind King Olav (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.