It's six years since a market leader won this finale and this season's renewal looks no less competitive. Patriotic is proving much better at Wolverhampton than elsewhere and may struggle confirming earlier running with Aldedash. The latter won his maiden at Nottingham last season and should be thereabouts along with the frustrating Chatterer, who usually finds at least one too good. CASUAL MOVER had been progressing well on the Polytrack before floundering in soft ground at Newbury last time and, given John Best's colt should be more at home on today's surface, he gets the nod. Knowe Head and Bloodsweatandtears have place claims.
Wiggy Smith 11-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Amoya (GER) 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 12l behind She's A Character (9-3) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Odin (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 2f out on outer, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 10l behind Moone's My Name (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Yes Chef 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 12, 4l behind Great Shot (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Casual Mover (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, never involved, 10th of 13, 30l behind Stand To Reason (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Bloodsweatandtears 15-8fav (9-7) Made all, hung left and head high from 2f out, kept on well and in command inside final furlong, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Brown Pete (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Aldedash (USA) 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Patriotic (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) In touch in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Spiritual Art (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Sweet Lavender (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) In touch, gradually came to stand side from 8f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, 45l behind Hawaafez (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Chatterer (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Cala Santanyi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr.
Knowe Head (NZ) 10-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, carried left and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind The Galloping Shoe (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Height of Summer (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 26l behind Yasir (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon dropped to 3rd, no impression on leading pair when lost 3rd inside final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Hazzard County (9-9) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Chain Of Events 9-1 (8-10) Close up, went far side 4f out, soon chased leader, ridden to lead and edged towards far rail over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Aldwick Bay (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Vanilla Rum 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, under pressure over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 16, 33l behind Tres Coronas (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Twice Bitten 5-4fav (9-1) Refused to settle, tracked leader until led over 7f out, headed 3f out, soon pushed along, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Astromagick (8-11) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Standpoint (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Patriotic (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Bronze Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Red Shuttle 7-2 (10-0) Held up, headway to track leader after 2f, led halfway, hung left bend 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Cockney Sparrow (8-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Eagle Nebula 10-3 (9-8) Tracked leader, switched right off inside rail halfway, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, comfortably, ducked right and unseated rider after line, won at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Oneiric (8-6) by 1l, 5 ran.