Captain Dimitrios met trouble in running when going down by a length and a quarter to Eternal Youth over a similar trip at Lingfield earlier this month. They meet on the same terms here and there shouldn't be much to choose between the pair today, though David Evans' charge always seems to find at least one too good. ELUSIVE LOVE is preferred, therefore, as this is his first appearance in this lowly grade and Mark Johnston's colt has already been placed in maidens at Lingfield and Southwell. Cootehill Lass looks best of the rest on her return to action.
Captain Dimitrios 13-8fav (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on under pressure to go 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Lord Avon (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Captain Loui (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Outpaced in rear, ridden halfway, no chance when driven well over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Its You Again (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Eternal Youth (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, hung left final furlong and lost 3rd post, 4th of 6, 5l behind Lord Avon (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Elusive Love (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Dwelt held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 19l behind Take Your Partner (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
The Blind Side (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Grand Comity.
Cootehill Lass (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Behind, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 9l behind Whipphound (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Dancing Tara 40-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 38l behind Countermarch (7-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dangerous Illusion (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leading duo, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 5l behind Eternal Youth (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Sing Alana Sing 14-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 9l behind Shelagh (8-12) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.