LA ESTRELLA just got up at Wolverhampton last time to beat subsequent winner Renegotiate. One of his 21 previous all-weather victories came over 2m so today's step up in distance is no problem and he's fancied to see off chief rival Right Stuff. The latter disappointed when odds-on in a claimer at this track last time and may be flattered by his current mark. The remainder have little chance on today's terms with Activate looking the best of them having won a Wolverhampton seller earlier this month.
La Estrella (USA) Evens2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol beating Renegotiate (8-9) by shd, 5 ran.
Cinematique (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven and headway over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 32l behind O Ma Lad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug '11.
Right Stuff (FR) 4-7fav (9-12) Held up in rear, headway and in touch over 6f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Icelander (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Activate 7-1 (9-3) Led, driven over 3f out, headed 2f out, ridden and no impression with front pair final furlong, last of 3, 5l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Sonara (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Led until 10f out, led again over 8f out, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 18l behind Stormy Morning (10-7) at Wolverhampton 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Stunning View (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.