Join Up has won four times in a 50-run career, three of them on this track including earlier this month for which he is raised 2lb to his highest mark since his juvenile days. He had Provost behind in that latter race but Mick Easterby's charge was returning after a break and Graham Gibbons has won on him previously. Gordy Bee could prove a threat under Jamie Spencer who was on board when the five-year-old stayed on at one pace over 7f here last time. All three of Duneen Dream's victories have come over today's C&D but a 7lb rise for his latest success tempers enthusiasm and the lightly-raced DIRECTOR GENERAL, who was unlucky in-running when strongly fancied here last month, is taken to recoup losses. The consistent Kielty's Folly is another to consider in an open contest.
Join Up 13-2 (10-7) Awkward and dwelt leaving stalls, soon in mid-division, hampered towards inside well over 3f out, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating What's Up Doc (11-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
French Art 4-1fav (9-2) Took keen hold, pressed leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Mister Green (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Penbryn (USA) 4-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Spin Again (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Provost 5-1fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f pout, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Join Up (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gordy Bee (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind West Leake (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Echo Dancer 100-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 11, 47l behind Bernix (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Jumbo Vision (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace when hung left 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Una Pelota (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, well held over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 15l behind Majuro (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Duneen Dream (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Made most, ridden clear over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Idol Deputy (8-8) by 5l, 13 ran.
Director General (USA) 9-2fav (9-1) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind John Potts (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Penrod Ballantyne (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 16l behind Almahaza (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Kielty's Folly 6-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Allanit (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ocean Countess (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Last pair, ridden and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 5l behind Lean Machine (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.