WHIPPER SNAPPER returned to action with a respectable second at Lingfield last month. Bill Knight's charge is capable of better given the evidence of his earlier form on Turf and looks to have a good opportunity in this company. Compton Silver posted a couple of decent efforts at Wolverhampton but his form has taken a dip at this track recently while the remainder have shown nothing to recommend them so far. Upavon is worth noting but fellow newcomer Master Wizard makes more appeal as he's a half-brother to a couple of winners on the all-weather.
Blue Missile 28-1 (8-10) Slowly away, headway on outer to be in touch 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Prophets Pride (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Bobby Two Shoes 200-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 16l behind King Dragon (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Compton Silver 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 10l behind Sakhee's Rose (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
I Need A Dollar 33-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, last of 7, 33l behind Teophilip (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Master Wizard Motivator colt out of Enchanted.
Running Bull (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always behind, 11th of 13, 14l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Upavon Avonbridge gelding out of Blaina.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Wishing Bridge 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakening when hampered and unseated rider over 1f out, in a race won by Mar Mar (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Batchworth Lady Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Batchworth Belle.
Indigo Moon 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt and went left start, mid-division, driven 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Suspension 14-1 (8-5) Led 1f, remained prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Paddy's Saltantes (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.