GLENNTEN finally made the most of a slide down the handicap when opening his account at Wolverhampton last time. He can effectively race off a 3lb lower mark today thanks to an apprentice's allowance and Sylvester Kirk's charge can go in again. Valdaw is still searching for his first win but went close to beating Sandy Lane on his latest start and makes more appeal than both Lord Buffhead and Brandywell Boy, who haven't threatened off higher marks since winning at the end of last year. Summer Sun is another without a win but regularly finishes in a place.
Glennten 3-1fav (9-7) Led narrowly, driven 2f out, headed and ridden over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong to regain narrow lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Kai (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.
The Bendy Fella (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Dellbuoy (8-6) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Valdaw 11-4 (9-0) Settled in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right to challenge entering final furlong, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Lord Buffhead 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Summer Sun 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 5l behind Two In The Pink (8-7) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In rear early, last when in view 2f out, unable to see finish, 98th of 7, 6l behind Baby Dottie (9-0) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ishetoo 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 6l behind Romanticize (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Venetias Dream (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, soom lost place, behind from 3f out, 7th of 8, 25l behind Sinchiroka (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Spellmaker 10-3 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Verus Delicia (8-6) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jul.
Bobbyow 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide chasing leaders, ridden and hung right well over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 5l behind Beach Candy (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Takajan (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Glennten (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.