Bussa remains in fine form but found one too good for the third time in succession over track and trip last time and it could be a similar story today with HIERARCH in opposition. The latter has also rattled up a string of placed efforts but in better company than this and can go one better. Amosite has been thereabouts of late and should figure along with Aragorn Rouge, who gets first-time blinkers after a third here with Hawk Moth in close attendance and Moral Issue further behind. Lieutenant Dan scored over course and distance last time but this is tougher.
Foxtrot India (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, headway to track leaders after 1f, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Charming (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Needwood Ridge 40-1 (8-13) Slowly away soon ridden along in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 10, 17l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Hierarch (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led briefly inside final, ran on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Jack My Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan.
Amosite 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Big Sylv (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Haywain 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Monzino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Bussa 7-4fav (8-6) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Aragorn Rouge 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Fantastic Smartie 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, hanging badly right over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Little China (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep '11.
Moral Issue 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along to challenge 2f out, weakened towards finish, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating Kielty's Folly (9-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Harvest Mist (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.