Willie Musson could hardly have found a worse race for Safwaan to lose his maiden tag here in March and a long absence could prove a problem. Count Ceprano has won nine races in total but his last five wins have been on Turf. Delightful Sleep made a very fair handicap debut over a trip too short at Lingfield last month and should have made enough progress to make a bold bid but it's about time ESSELL was losing her maiden tag and this looks a fair opportunity after her staying-on run over 7f last time.
Lindoro 14-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Frock (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Detatched in rear, headway over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Belle Park 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Poker Hospital 50-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, badly hampered on inside and hit rails over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Ensnare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Silence Is Easy 16-1 (8-3) Set steady pace, ridden and tried to quicken pace 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Safwaan 2-1fav (9-3) Always prominent, took keen hold, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar beating Cairanne (8-9) by hd, 12 ran.
Litmus (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 8l behind Pastoral Jet (9-0) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Kathleensluckylad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear, hampered on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, never troubled leaders, 6th of 13, 10l behind Ensnare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Essell 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Coach Montana (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
Big Sylv (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra close home, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Willow Beck (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Delightful Sleep 6-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway on insiode over 1f out, kept in inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind North Central (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Bidable 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders 5f, 9th of 14, 34l behind Croeso Mawr (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.