Headgear is applied to Fluctuate on his comeback run and the betting could provide the best clue to the chances of the Wolverhampton maiden winner. SPIFER has the more recent form with a recent third to the progressive Alfred Hutchinson looking good enough to land this prize. A line through the latter gives dual Lingfield winner Aquilonius every chance and he has to come into the reckoning but Kames Park and Noble Silk will need to dig a bit deeper to get involved in this company.
Spifer (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, challenged over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Greylami (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up behind, outpaced over 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 14l behind Into Wain (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Fluctuate (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Angel Gabrial (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Gaelic Silver (FR) (9-4) last of 6, 10l behind Bellinissimo (8-13) at Marseille-borely(FR) 1m 3yo stk gs in Nov '09.
Aquilonius (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Kames Park (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, short of room when challenging over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol beating Reasons Unknown (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Noble Silk 7-2fav (9-2) Held up behind, headway and in touch on outside 6f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Wildomar (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.