The ex-Irish Rose Garnet arrives in good form but has been raised a further 4lb since going down by half-a-length over an extra furlong here at the end of last month. Three-times course winner Sally's Swansong appears to have lost her way but Liberty Ship hinted at a revival over C&D eight days ago and Loyal Royal is usually thereabouts, though does seem better over 6f nowadays. HAB REEH had Nafa back in fourth when winning a hands and heels apprentices' race over track and trip on Sunday. Though it's not always wise to take the form of those events too literally, Ruth Carr's grey must have every chance of following up under 7lb claimer Gemma Tutty.
Liberty Ship 25-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Miss Bunter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Steadied start held up, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind M J Woodward (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Dec.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 8-13fav (8-7) Prominent, not much room after 1f, led entering final furlong, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Methaaly (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, never in contention, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Sally's Swansong 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 9l behind Sunrise Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Nafa (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased winner, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 7l behind Hab Reeh (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Chateau Lola 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 7, 8l behind Hab Reeh (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Thorpe Bay 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, no extra final furlong, 7th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Johnny Splash (8-4) at Lingfield 5f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hab Reeh 9-4fav (9-1) Raced keenly, made all, pushed clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Deveze (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.