MOSS HILL showed a big improvement when just failing to catch Romanticize, who runs in the previous race, over course and distance. The least exposed of these, Charlie Hills' charge can open his account with further progress expected. Unlimited wasn't far behind the selection last time but is hard to win with nowadays and Silly Billy has crept back up the weights after a couple of placed efforts. Bitaphon's all-weather victories have come on the Fibresand and Basle has gone off the boil since landing a double at the turn of the year.
Muftarres (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dropped out start, always in rear, 12th of 15, 9l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf.
Unlimited 5-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Romanticize (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Glenridding 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Basle 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Larghetto (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bitaphon (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tenbridge 12-1 (8-8) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out and not much room and hampered, kept on, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Ace Master (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Silly Billy (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Moss Hill 7-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, caught close home, 2nd of 11, shd behind Romanticize (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Heart Beat Song 50-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Cone Donkey (8-12) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.
Farmers Dream (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 16l behind Esytopolishadimond (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar '12.