NINE IRON improved with every run in his first campaign and Mick Channon's grey made a winning reappearance at Wolverhampton on Tuesday. He looks capable of defying a penalty. Dolphin Village pulled very hard on his reappearance at Leicester and, with that under his belt, is expected to do better while Chant showed plenty of promise in his first campaign and stepping up to this trip won't do him any harm at all. Ofcoursewecan showed potential in Polytrack maidens before finishing tailed off at Wolverhampton in a performance that was too bad to be true.
Ofcoursewecan (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 33l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Red Charmer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 18l behind Ready (9-3) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Chant (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Gioia Di Vita (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Causeway Foot (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 9l behind High Troja (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Nine Iron (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd entering final furlong, edged left and led final 50 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Bain's Pass (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Marble Silver (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 9, 11l behind Power of Light (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.