Lily Wood won her maiden at Wolverhampton with a deal of authority but has a stiffer task here under her penalty. Dancing Welcome is also penalised for a recent Lingfield success and is now on a career-high mark. Mark Brisbourne has his string firing on all cylinders so Wolverhampton second Itsthursdayalready has to go on the short-list but the three-year-old finished behind CONNOR'S CHOICE on his previous start and is worse off at the weights here. That run suggested a revival was just around the corner for Andrew Turnell's charge, who is attractively weighted nowadays.
Dancing Welcome 15-2 (8-13) Always prominent, led well over 1f out, driven clear entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Rio Royale (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Goodbye Cash (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Awkward start and steadied in rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 6l behind Wooden King (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Surprise Us 50-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked winner until over 1f out, ridden and one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Majestic Bright (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sirjosh 5-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 13, 7l behind Clerical (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Grey Boy (GER) 9-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon faded, 10th of 13, 3l behind Marksbury (9-3) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Musical Script (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Prominent, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, beaten when edged left and bumped over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Khajaaly (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Replicator 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, chased leaders until weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Liberty Trail (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Connor's Choice 28-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final fiurlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Desert Strike (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Itsthursdayalready 8-1 (8-11) Held up in 5th and off the pace, headway and hampered 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Talent Scout (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Lily Wood 13-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating True Red (8-9) by 8l, 7 ran.
Chateau Zara 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Sir Ike (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Woodsley House (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, droped to mid-division 5f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 10l behind Join Up (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Guildenstern (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, switched right and headway well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Esteem Lord (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Metropolitan Chief 12-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in touch on outside, effort and hung badly left entering final furlong, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Rio Royale (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.