Kantara Castle got off the mark at the fifth time of asking in this grade at Wolverhampton and makes more appeal than stablemate Conflicting, who only beat one home when odds-on for an ordinary maiden over 5f last time. Bonjour Steve is tried in blinkers, as he was when beaten 5l by Our Gabrial at Wolverhampton on Monday, and looks the pick of Stan Moore's trio while Rose Buck isn't without a chance and Dancing Sal should stay the extra furlong on this sharp track and has been knocking on the door. AIN'T NO SURPRISE has been beaten in a couple of sellers since arriving from Ireland but was also second in a maiden at Wolverhampton last time. That form might be good enough here as she has been entered at a reasonable claiming price.
Conflicting 5-6fav (9-5) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 6l behind Biscuiteer (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Kantara Castle (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec beating Jazzy Lady (9-5) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Mighty Force (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Pressed leader until ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind The Third Man (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Bonjour Steve 5-1 (8-11) Soon tracking leader, ridden over 3f out, led briefly well over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Our Gabrial (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Emerald Gg (IRE) (8-11) 10th of 17, 22l behind Atlantic City (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd in Oct.
Marti's Boy 100-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 13, 24l behind Perfect Persuasion (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Captain Myles (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Rose Buck 50-1 (8-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 4l behind Impulsive Moment (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Dec.
Trinity Lorraine (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Soon outpaced and early reminders, behind, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 6, 6l behind Exceeding Power (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Dancing Sal (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Led 1f, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Three Pips (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.