Havelovewilltravel went close despite only finishing third at Lingfield last month but still came back a losing favourite for the second time in succession. She'll likely go close again but SPES NOSTRA could prove better value. The course and distance winner ended last year with a win at Hamilton and a recent outing at Southwell should have blown any cobwebs away. Arlecchino finished ahead of Lean On Pete when runner-up here last time and could figure ahead of Golden Jubilee and My Single Malt, also placed at this track on their latest starts. Prime Exhibit landed a double in lesser company here last month but hasn't threatened since.
Great Demeanor (USA) 22-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 45l behind Derwent (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Havelovewilltravel (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Led until over 6f out, rallied and every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, pushed along chasing leaders 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Red Shuttle (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spes Nostra 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Tatting (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Prime Exhibit 13-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, hung left and headway inside final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 8, 5l behind Khajaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Arlecchino (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, ridden to lead briefly and hung left over 1f out, soon headed and stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Red Shuttle (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 4f out, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and staying on same pace in 3rd when hampered inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
My Single Malt (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, not much room from over 3f out until closed over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Toymaker (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tight Knit (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, modest 4th, last of 4, 18l behind Mahadee (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol.