Jonnie Skull was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday but has leading claims if turning up here. In his absence, the vote goes to KAI who has gone close on more than one occasion of late and has an apprentice taking 5lb off his back today. Lisselton Cross found only the in-form Invigilator, who runs in the previous race, too good last time and can figure but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder who haven't looked like winning for some time now.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Always prominent, led over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Welsh Inlet (8-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Kai 8-1 (9-0) Led 1f, with leader, every chance over 1f out, soon hung left, faded final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Glennten 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 11, 3l behind Coach Montana (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
John Coffey (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Maltease Ah (9-1) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Lisselton Cross 17-2 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Invigilator (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Media Jury 25-1 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Vhujon (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Dwelt held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 5l behind Lord Buffhead (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Valdemar 20-1 (8-7) Behind, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, never on terms, last of 8, 10l behind Pharoh Jake (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Takajan (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Almaty Express (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Spoken Words 33-1 (8-8) Slowly away held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 5l behind Lord Buffhead (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.