Everything fell into place for RHAL when tried over this C&D for the first time last week and he ran out a cosy winner. A 6lb penalty may not be enough to stop him following up as Reachtothestars, William Wainwright and Scommettitrice all finished behind him last time and will do well to turn the tables. Two Feet Of Snow threatened a return to form over C&D on his penultimate start but found 7f too far last time, while Ability Girl is making only limited progress and needs a big step forward here.
Rhal (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Reachtothestars (9-5) by 2l, 11 ran.
Reachtothestars (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Led and keen, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Rhal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Ajaafa 40-1 (8-3) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, last of 7, 7l behind Go Maggie Go (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Ability Girl 25-1 (8-12) Settled in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon hard ridden, faded approaching final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Cool Macavity (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Rhal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Two Feet Of Snow (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Went left start, close up, effort to press leader over 3f out until over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Onlyfoalsandhorses (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Paradise Place 25-1 (8-12) Led 1f, tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Reem Star (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
William Wainwright (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Rhal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Rattleyurjewellery 40-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 30l behind Dan's Martha (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.