AJDAAD won over C&D earlier this month and still carries a penalty despite finishing fourth here a week ago. However, Rosie Jessop's claim could make the difference today as this looks a less competitive affair and he gets the vote. Aerodynamic beat Pipers Piping by only a head over 7f here last time, though neither have won over today's trip before, while Miss Villefranche finished just ahead of Wigram's Turn at this track last time and she bids for a hat-trick off a 5lb higher mark. Stylistickhill and Belle Park are other recent course winners to consider.
Ajdaad (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Went slightly right start, held up, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Epernay (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, driven out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Pipers Piping (9-1) by hd, 10 ran.
Forward Feline (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 9l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sarangoo 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sofias Number One (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind William Haigh (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Miss Villefranche (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Aerodynamic (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Miss Villefranche 4-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Wigram's Turn (9-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hierarch (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, strong run between horses inside final furlong, finished well to go 3rd nearing finish, 3rd of 12, hd behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Belle Park 10-1 (8-0) Soon narrow lead, headed inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 16l behind Full Bloom (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway well over 2f out, led last 100 yards, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating McCool Bannanas (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Laser Blazer 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced, never on terms, 8th of 10, 20l behind Chokidar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Cabal 25-1 (8-9) Ridden leaving stalls, soon mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Silver Wind (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.