Easydoesit bids for a hat-trick under a double penalty after landing a double over today's trip at Wolverhampton. George Downing's claim eases his burden but it may not be enough to prevent PEACE IN OUR TIME reversing latest running. The latter has just over a length to make up and is fancied to do so on only his sixth start. Nolecce and Pass The Time finished behind the former pair at Wolverhampton last week and winning hurdler Pobs Trophy could prove a bigger threat on the back of his latest third over today's distance.
Easydoesit (IRE) 11-4fav (9-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Midnight Bahia (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Pobs Trophy 40-1 (9-4) With leader, led over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Rano Pano (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Nolecce 13-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Easydoesit (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 50l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
May Boy 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 13, 7l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Awesome Rock (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Behind, driven over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 6l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced when stride faultered 3f out, beaten and eased final 2f, last of 10, 43l behind Seven Veils (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Brandy Snapping 50-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov.
Jakeys Girl 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 14l behind Carter (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan '11.
Ivan The Engine 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, 8th of 10, 19l behind Rosie's Lady (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Pass The Time 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, soon edged left, faded final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Peace In Our Time 3-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Easydoesit (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Compton Crofter 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 9l behind Big Sylv (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Veyepea 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on inside when not much room over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 13, 8l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.