GREYFRIARSCHORISTA is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentice race at Wolverhampton last week. A multiple winner on Polytrack, a chance is taken Brian Ellison's charge will find the Fibresand to his liking and he gets the vote. On The Cusp looks high enough in the weights now after scoring at Ffos Las last month and has been well beaten over C&D since with San Antonio further behind. Putin also failed to figure off a higher mark here last time having scored over track and trip before that, but Hilbre Court is on a fair mark if rediscovering his best.
Greyfriarschorista 2-1fav (9-6) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Opus Maximus (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
On The Cusp (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind William Haigh (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
San Antonio 22-1 (9-4) Led for 3f, chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 18l behind William Haigh (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Cottam Donny 8-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 13l behind Brigadoon (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Indian Emperor (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon hard ridden, no impression, 7th of 13, 15l behind Maven (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Putin (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Lujano (8-10) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Hilbre Court (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 15l behind Valley Tiger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.