Plenty arrive with a chance though Kempton winner Harwoods Volante has an 8lb hike to contend with and Aspirant has been raised 11lb after landing a couple of selling races. Lady Crossmar won her maiden in good style at Kempton but former stablemate CORNCOCKLE is just preferred. The latter was demoted a place after finishing third in a Class 2 contest at Wolverhampton last time but can open finally open her account dropped in class today. Thataboy and Royal Brave were both placed in lower grade handicaps recently and will find this tougher
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Porteous (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Corncockle 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, edged right nearing finish, in a race won by Steventon Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp (2) pol, 9 ran.
Aspirant 9-4fav (8-9) Raced keenly, made all, clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Ain't No Surprise (8-6) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Lady Crossmar (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along to lead just over 2f out, soon ridden and pressed, driven over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on strongly inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Garraun (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Searchlight 11-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hopefilly (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Danfazi (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Harwoods Volante (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kodafine (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) In touch in rear, headway entering final furlong, soon switched right, ridden and ran on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Touch The Clouds (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Thataboy (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Led 1f, remained prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, bumped inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Honey Meadow (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Royal Brave (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Pushkin Museum (9-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.