ROYAL SEA opened his account over C&D on Wednesday and has more scope than today's main rivals. He's taken to follow up despite a penalty and confirm superiority with runner-up Guava in the process. Anychanceofabirdie went close in a seller at Lingfield last time but Safwaan is preferred as he'll have come on for his recent comeback and won a handicap here back in March. Veteran Lytham could prove best of the remainder off his current mark.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) With leader, driven and lost place inside final 2f, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 21l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Anychanceofabirdie (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Led, took keen hold, hung left under pressure over 1f out, soon headed, rallied inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Resplendent Alpha (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Royal Sea (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leader, led entering final 2f, ridden and hung left over 1f out, ran on well, eased near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Guava (8-5) by 2l, 11 ran.
Arabian Flight 33-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Neige D'antan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Nolecce 22-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Shamo Hill Theatre (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
The Which Doctor 10-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 11, 4l behind Kyle Of Bute (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Safwaan 3-1fav (8-12) Short of room soon after start, tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Count Ceprano (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Indian Emperor (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Spahi (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec '11.
Lytham (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Meydan Style (USA) 50-1 (8-2) Slowly away soon in touch, riddeen and headway approaching final furlong, soon every chance, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 2l behind Norwegian Reward (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Young Jackie 16-1 (9-9) Slow into stride keen always towards rear, 10th of 13, 18l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Guava 8-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Royal Sea (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.