Multiple all-weather winner Patriotic has yet to score on this surface but did go close at Yarmouth last time, while both Save The Bees and Hereford Boy usually finish thereabouts without looking like winning. The handicapper took a dim view of Speedi Mouse opening his account at Yarmouth raising him a harsh-looking 11lb but Sacrilege won this in 2010 and looks to have every chance of a repeat after a good effort over a longer trip here three weeks ago. Frankie was on board DARUBAND when the latter just failed to catch the winner over 7f at Leicester last month and takes up the reins again today. He can go one better over this extra furlong.
Daruband 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Sairaam (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Patriotic (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon lost place, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Barwick (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Save The Bees 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, one pace 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Oratory (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hereford Boy 6-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Scottish Glen (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Sacrilege 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Osgood (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Bassett Road (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Pulled hard led, headed over 2f out, not much room when weakening over 1f out, last of 10, 20l behind Highland Colori (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Mazovian (USA) 50-1 (7-10) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 8l behind Brockfield (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Chalk And Cheese (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Led on rail over 1f, chased leader until halfway, weakened soon after, tailed off, 9th of 10, 31l behind Duster (9-12) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cuckoo Rock (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Petsas Pleasure 12-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 24l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Speedi Mouse 5-2fav (8-9) Held up in rear, switched left over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf beating Pursue (9-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Roedean (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Negin (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Enriching (USA) 9-2 (8-7) Set steady pace, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.