GOLDSTORM has returned to action an improved filly and scored with a bit to spare over C&D last Thursday. She can defy a 6lb penalty today with more to come from her. Join Up has won four times at this track and is on a winning mark if finding his best while Lean Machine went close over a longer trip here a fortnight ago, with Nicholas Pocock well behind, but his poor strike is off-putting. The remainder are even harder to fancy with Deslaya looking the best of a modest bunch.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, hampered and lost place after 1f, never back in contention, 8th of 12, 11l behind So Is She (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Wind Star 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 11l behind Den Maschine (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Mad Ginger Alice 14-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, rapid headway to chase leader 7f out, losig place when squeezed out over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Tidal Run (9-7) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Strong Vigilance (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Ridden to lead after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Whodathought (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Goldstorm 13-2 (8-9) Mid-division, hampered over 2f out, ridden and headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Resplendent Alpha (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Join Up 6-1 (9-1) Pulled hard and prominent, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Russian Storm (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Takhreej (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led 1f, soon short of room, chased leaders, ridden along 5f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Caledonia Prince (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Hackett (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 5l behind Greyfriarschorista (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Footstepsofspring (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Silly Billy (8-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Deslaya (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Soon tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Petomic (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lean Machine 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 6f out, clear 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind So Is She (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Penton Hook 200-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 9, 12l behind George Benjamin (9-12) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gd.
American Lover (FR) 25-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 28l behind Smart Step (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft.