On Terms goes well here but the last three of her four wins to date have been over 2m, while Rockfella has finally dropped to a winning mark after a fruitless campaign last year and has Kieren Fallon on board here. The betting suggested MCBIRNEY would appreciate the step up to today's trip at Wolverhampton last week and he duly obliged. There should be more to come on only his fifth start and Paul D'Arcy's charge can defy a penalty and follow-up. Sircozy has won twice over hurdles since he last raced on the Flat and makes more appeal than the modest all-weather performers Trachonitis and Sunset Place.
On Terms (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 7l behind Phoenix Flight (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sircozy (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost touch, never dangerous, last of 6, 16l behind Resentful Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol in Aug.
Rockfella 16-1 (8-13) Led early, remained prominent, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Tepmokea (9-12) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Mcbirney (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Steadied start, settled well in rear of chasing group, took closer order halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, driven clear, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Broughtons Paradis (9-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Trachonitis (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, keen in touch in rear, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Beau Fighter (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Sunset Place 11-8fav (9-6) Held up last, went 4th 5f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not reached winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Dansilver (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.