Penbryn just got the better of Kyle Of Bute here last time with Spirit Of Gondree further back. There's little to choose between those three today but the vote goes to MORAL ISSUE. The latter has improved with every run this year and after a length defeat at this track last time, he looks set to finally get his head back in front. Abhaath has been thereabouts in plating races of late, while Delightful Sleep was placed over longer trips here on a couple of occasions last month but still looks a shade high in the weights on that evidence.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, outpaced 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 9, 2l behind Penbryn (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Penbryn (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outside, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Kyle Of Bute (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Moral Issue 13-2 (9-6) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Maggie Pink (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Abhaath (USA) 5-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Flavius Victor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Mar.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Always behind, 9th of 10, 12l behind Goldstorm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Raced wide pulled hard, in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Teen Ager (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Delightful Sleep 7-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway to 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Arashi (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Lord Franklin 10-3fav (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
Kyle Of Bute 25-1 (9-0) Switched left start, held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to take 2nd final strides, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Penbryn (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Alezanna 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Electrician (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Lady Tycoon 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Press Baron (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '11.
Qeethaara (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Maz (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Valkov 20-1 (8-2) Towards rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 12, 26l behind Divine Rule (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.