Epic Storm is flattered by his second over C&D as he was beaten six lengths and Wolf Heart was beaten the same distance when fourth here on his debut in September 2011. Pacific Heights' best efforts have come over shorter trips and there's no guarantee he'll improve for today's step up in distance so the vote goes to MAUN VRAT. She finished third over 1m6f here last time and looks set to open her account in this company. Entitlement has shown little so far and Viola Da Gamba has it all to do on these terms.
Epic Storm (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Maori Dancer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Tram Express (FR) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden and some headway over 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 23l behind Infinitum (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Unex Renoir 3-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Mutual Regard (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Wolf Heart (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Tonnerre (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep '11.
Ginger Fizz 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Wildomar (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Slide Show 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, lost place 4f out, 7th of 10, 31l behind Infinitum (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Keen held up, ridden 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 4th of 9, 13l behind Wannabe Loved (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Entitlement 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, not much room after 1f, chased leaders after 4f, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 38l behind Enthusiastic (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Maun Vrat (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and edged left inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Openly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Viola da Gamba (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Mama Quilla (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.