LEYTE GULF finished with a flourish but found one too good over C&D last time. Chris Bealby's charge can confirm running with Money Money Money, who finished three lengths behind him on that occasion, and go one better today. War Of The Roses doesn't win often these days but he scored over 1m4f here on his latest start and has been raised only 2lb in the weights, while Little Richard had Swords behind when third here on his latest start and along with Light The City can't be discounted.
Leyte Gulf (USA) 8-1 (9-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway on outside 4f out, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Gulf Of Aqaba (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
War of The Roses (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong to lead last stride, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating The Blue Dog (9-2) by nk, 4 ran.
Money Money Money 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outside, headway 5f out, ridden to chase leaders over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Gulf Of Aqaba (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Vertueux (FR) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in 6th, virtually pulled up over 4f out, in 6th as race continued 3f out, went 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Six Of Clubs (8-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Little Richard (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Storm Hawk (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Light The City (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Raced wide in touch, tracked leader 9f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Beau Fighter (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Swords 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Storm Hawk (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.