ALTERNATIVE CHOICE landed a hat trick on his recent return to action over C&D. He has registered all three wins by a narrow margin allowing him to stay one step ahead of the handicapper and can go in again here off a 4lb higher mark. Dubburg is weighted to reverse earlier form with Straversjoy and should figure, while Port Hill has got his act together now and is another to consider. Amical Risks and Derby Desire have a bit to find with the selection on recent form however.
Stormy Morning 9-2 (9-3) In touch, went 3rd 6f out, shuffeled back over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Jezza (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alternative Choice (USA) 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Abulharith (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Guga (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Edgeworth (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, last of 8, 42l behind High On A Hill (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Amical Risks (FR) 4-1fav (9-10) Behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon hung left and no impression, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Alternative Choice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dubburg (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, ridden and headway over 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Straversjoy 9-4fav (10-1) Held up, short lived effort 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Taste The Wine (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f Amateur Riders Handicap (0-65) (3yo+) (6) pol in Nov.
Derby Desire (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Lord Theo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Astrodiva 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Dilys Maud (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Port Hill 11-4 (9-1) Made all, 2 lengths clear 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Valantino Oyster (9-3) by shd, 6 ran.