Sanctioned showed a bit of potential for Roger Charlton last year but hasn't been seen since last August and has changed hands. Crow Down showed nothing in two bumpers before moderate efforts at Ffos Las and Wolverhampton. He's blinkered for the first time which may have the desired effect. DAN EMMETT came in for good support on his debut here last month but missed the break and ran very green. He was staying on when getting the hang of things and should be good enough for this. Newsreader made a promising debut at Bath but has been beaten almost a distance in two subsequent starts.
Crow Down (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Pushed along to tracked leaders after 1f out, ridden halfway, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Nickels And Dimes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sanctioned 25-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, tracked leader 8f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 8l behind Fleur De Cactus (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug '12.
Amberjam (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind and niggled along, lost touch final 5f, tailed off, 7th of 8, 42l behind Coconell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Cedar Glory 50-1 (9-6) Held up behind in touch, struggling over 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 29l behind Caterina De Medici (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Dan Emmett (USA) 9-4 (9-5) Held up in touch, driven to chase leading pair over 4f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final 2f, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Caterina De Medici (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Newsreader (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 39l behind Kindu (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Paradise Sea (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 21l behind Nickels And Dimes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Zainda (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakend final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Shirazz (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.