A quintet assemble for this 10-furlong handicap where Flag Of Glory will probably prove popular among punters after getting his nose in front at Wolverhampton last time, though the handicapper has not gone overboard with just a 1lb rise for that and preference is for DARK PROMISE. The Michael Jarvis-trained filly should appreciate the return to this trip after going well for a long way over 1m 4f at Newmarket last time. This is her first try on the Polytrack, but providing she acts on it then she is relatively unexposed having had only one run in a handicap over this trip and looks an attractive proposition. Sweet Child O'Mine is respected after a Nottingham win a couple of starts back and with this trip a potential source of improvement and Commerce is another who could get heavily involved after a 1lb drop for a reasonable effort here last time.
Sweet Child O'mine 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, saddled slipped over 5f out, soon eased, virtually pulled up, last of 8, well behind Nideeb (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol.
Dark Promise 3-1fav (8-9) Tracked leader, challenged 4f out, lost place 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 13l behind Zahoo (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Flag Of Glory 14-1 (9-2) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Tamtara (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Aviso (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Commerce 11-4 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until 7f out, stayed in 4th, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Aurora Sky (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.