Final Delivery was beaten only a short-head at Wolverhampton last week and can race off the same mark today. Litmus ran below par on her latest start but scored over track and trip last month and the veteran Scamperdale finished ahead of Indian Violet and Dreaming Again when third here recently. Petersboden is usually thereabouts without being good enough, but MINSTRELS GALLERY was having his first start since 2012 when going close at Kempton and Lucy Wadham's charge gets another chance off today's mark with this longer trip likely to suit.
Final Delivery 7-2 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, driven to challenge winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Dividend Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Litmus (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Raced keenly tracking leader, lost 2nd well over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Claude Greenwood 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear and never on terms, 8th of 10, 7l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Scamperdale 10-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Standing Strong (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Petersboden 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out until 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Abigails Angel 11-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, rushed up to lead after 1f, headed 5f out, chased leader until approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Stanlow (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Indian Violet (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 2l behind Cataria Girl (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dreaming Again 8-1 (8-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Standing Strong (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, led until 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Supa Seeker (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Querido (GER) 66-1 (8-13) Slowly away, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 10l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.