Darryll Holland was on board when VARLAK showed his first worthwhile form when not far behind Crossword over 1m1f here last time and, having his only ride of the day, can steer Des Donovan's charge to victory. Freedom Flyer has qualified for a handicap mark but shown very little on his three starts on this track but another handicap debutant, Fleeting Storm, has always looked as though this sort of trip would suit and can prove a threat. The Absent Mare was well beaten in a poor maiden here last week but Neighbourhood, who was a long way behind in a 1m1f maiden here recently, is related to numerous middle-distance winners and should find this trip much more to his liking. Delagoa Bay is another who has been racing over distances too short and has shown signs of improving on his last couple of runs.
Jelyvator 25-1 (9-6) Held up behind, ridden 4f out, some headway on outside well over 1f out, edged left under pressure 1f out, kept on, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 13l behind Blue Cossack (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Freedom Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in 4th, ridden and effort over 2f out, outpaced by leaders from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 5l behind Tornado Force (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Fleeting Storm 9-2 (8-0) Raced wide in mid-division, driven along 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, rallied on inside 2f out, went modest 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Manifestation (8-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Neighbourhood (USA) 12-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Saint Helena (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Varlak 28-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and stayed on entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Crossword (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dance For Livvy (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 9l behind Jack's Revenge (8-12) at Southwell 1m Maiden Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) fbs in Feb.
Reach Out 10-1 (8-10) Pressed leader, lost place 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 27l behind Blue Cossack (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Heart Felt 40-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Ad Vitam (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Delagoa Bay (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 9l behind Lexi's Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Hi Note 50-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, no progress, 9th of 12, 16l behind Ree's Rascal (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
The Absent Mare 33-1 (8-0) In touch, headway to chase winner 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Birdwatcher (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ivanov (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, hampered just over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 13l behind Daas Rite (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.