Downtown Boy created a 50/1 shock when making all over the track and trip a couple of weeks ago but runner-up John Potts can reverse the form on the revised terms. Inffiraaj gained her first success here in November but Harvest Mist has done better over shorter trips. Lieutenant Dan was given a fine front-running ride when scoring at Lingfield and may not be allowed to dominate this time and Spirit Of Gondree is looking a few pounds high in the weights. ALLURING STAR has dropped to her lowest mark in two years and reappeared with a good effort here earlier this month. With that under her belt she is taken to gain her first victory on an artificial surface.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Raced keenly, made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Bloodsweatandtears (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well, never reached winner, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Apache Glory (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Penbryn (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Scary Movie (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Inffiraaj (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders 2f, mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov beating Whinging Willie (9-6) by ns, 11 ran.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Reared leaving stalls, towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, hung right and stayed on towards finish, took 2nd final stride, 2nd of 9, nk behind Blue Noodles (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
John Potts 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Downtown Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Alluring Star 14-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Outlaw Torn (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kyle of Bute 5-1 (9-0) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Apache Glory (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Downtown Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Made all, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating John Potts (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.