It could pay to stick with FREE ISLAND here. She followed-up a promising debut at Beverley with an even better effort when second over today's trip at Wolverhampton and can go one better. Pal Of The Cat is more exposed and has been placed at Kempton the last twice while North Pole started favourite for his debut at Wolverhampton before a modest effort back at the same track last time. Sand And Deliver returns from a layoff having finished last in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood in July and the booking of Paul Hanagan takes the eye for the newcomer Hand In Glove.
Captain Cruz (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, stayed on near side in straight and chased goup leader, edging left from 2f out, ridden and hung badly over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Oscars Journey (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy.
Multitask 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, soon off the pace in 5th, went far side in straight and some headway, ridden and outpaced by leading trio over 1f out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Oscars Journey (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy.
North Pole 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no threat after, 5th of 10, 7l behind Al Udeid (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Pal Of The Cat 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Hardy Blue (8-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Tom Hall 66-1 (8-12) Led and keen, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 10l behind Exactement (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Blessing Box 20-1 (8-12) Slowly away, took keen hold, held up mid-division, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Exactement (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Free Island 11-4 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, headed towards, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Smart Daisy K (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hand In Glove Kyllachy filly out of Cape Trafalgar.
Pastoral Symphony 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Somoud (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Sand And Deliver 150-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 21l behind Bungle Inthejungle (9-0) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.