Edgware Road has only found the progressive Maven too good at Wolverhampton the last twice, but has gone up 5lb as a result. In contrast, TRIP SWITCH is a winner without a penalty having won an apprentices race at the same track last week and he looks capable of taking advantage and following up. Daniel Thomas has a bit to find with the selection on earlier form at this track, but Princess Lexi wasn't beaten far despite finishing seventh at Lingfield last time and makes more appeal than Isdaal.
Rezwaan 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 23l behind Megalala (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Edgware Road 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, went 2nd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Maven (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Settled in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Choral Festival (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Isdaal 9-2 (9-1) In touch, headway and chasing leaders when hampered briefly over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong to share 3rd post, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Princess Lexi (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Dwelt in rear, plenty to do 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Bold Ring (9-4) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Trip Switch 9-2 (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Hathaway (8-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Just Say Please 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Buzz Bird (8-9) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr '10.