A multiple winner in Italy, The Big Haerth won at Wolverhampton on his British debut but was a disappointing odds-on favourite there last time. Desert Dreamer can boast nine wins on Polytrack but the last of those came back in 2009 and he ran a stinker here a week ago. This looks a good opportunity for ARMY OF STARS, who was beaten by the narrowest of margins at Southwell last time but has won twice over today's trip on the Polytrack. Rubenstar had Decency behind when scoring at Wolverhampton earlier this week but is up against it on these terms.
The Big Haerth (IRE) 1-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind I Confess (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Army of Stars (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 4, ns behind Ace Of Spies (9-5) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Desert Dreamer (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, lost touch final 2f, 6th of 7, 17l behind Silver Guest (8-13) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Rubenstar (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Went left and bumped start, held up in rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Saddlers Bend (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Decency (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Raced wide, held up in rear, one pace and no real progress final 2f, 6th of 8, 5l behind Rubenstar (9-7) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.