COUNTRY ROAD bounced back to form at Wolverhampton last week on his third start after a lay-off. He won with plenty to spare and has a few pounds in hand on today's terms with another recent Wolverhampton winner in Thundering Home. Eagle Nebula is holding his form well and should be thereabouts once again, while the revitalised Daniel Thomas ran another good race over a mile here last time, though he was well beaten on his only previous start over today's distance. Imperial Fong is getting plenty of weight from the others but is too inconsistent to recommend.
Country Road (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, led over 5f out, 3 lengths clear 2f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Illustrious Forest (8-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Eagle Nebula 3-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Spiritual Art (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Thundering Home 5-2fav (8-10) Held up, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Feb beating Kames Park (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Red Somerset (9-4) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Imperial Fong 13-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Den Maschine (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.