Another competitive race this but DUBAI DYNAMO has been running well this winter and looks to be off a competitive mark back on the turf so has the verdict in preference to the returning pair of Deadly Encounter and Regeneration. Likely to be strip fit for his recent performances on the all-weather the pick ran a credible race under a penalty when placing last time out. That was following a decent score over the re-opposing Ishiadancer and now five pounds better off given an assignment he's won at before he has to get the call. Deadly Encounter hasn't had a great deal of racing and based on his close up forth in a better race at Goodwood off this mark last time has every chance of going well after sitting out the winter. Regeneration seems better on the all-weather surfaces than on turf but did go close at Yarmouth last summer. That said despite his unexposed nature he looks a little high in the weights now returning to grass. Steel Stockholder has a likeable profile and was a comfortable enough winner at Wolverhampton last time. His only previous course and distance run ended in success so he has a chance off this revised mark. It's the kind of race where you could mention half the field and still not get the winner but Dubai Dynamo is well treated and should run a big race.
Ishiadancer 13-2 (8-13) Soon pressing leader, led over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Zomerlust 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Mabait (9-1) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Oct.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, some headway over 1f out, never nearer, 11th of 13, 7l behind Kyllachy Star (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Frognal (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always in rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 20l behind Onceaponatime (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Dubai Dynamo 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon driven to chase leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Tiddliwinks (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Very slowly away and lost all of 6 lengths, always in rear, 10th of 12, 25l behind Trans Sonic (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Hereford Boy 5-1 (8-13) Broke well, steadied to mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 19l behind Gallantry (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Legal Legacy 16-1 (9-2) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 23l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Deadly Encounter (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Chased leader to 4f out, stayed prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed challenging for 2nd inside final furlong until last strides, 4th of 12, 1l behind Suruor (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jul.
Knavesmire (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden halfway, never a factor, 10th of 19, 14l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Toto Skyllachy 9-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Arteus (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 14l behind Ocean Legend (8-13) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Regeneration (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, driven over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 16, 4l behind Bended Knee (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, raced wide, never near leaders, 10th of 12, 24l behind Tamasou (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Nov.
Ponting (IRE) 10-3 (8-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Poet's Place (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Captain Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 6l behind Steel Stockholder (7-13) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Game Lad 16-1 (9-7) Always behind, 13th of 14, 23l behind Salerosa (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Sep.
Bid For Gold 50-1 (8-6) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 20, 19l behind Jordaura (8-11) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Steel Stockholder 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leader until over 2f out and ridden, edged right and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan beating Ektimaal (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.