AUBRIETIA bolted up for a five-length victory over 6f here during the week. She made all on that occasion and can do so again from today's low draw. Another Citizen scored over C&D on his penultimate start but came up short off a higher mark last time, but Dorback had Sleepy Blue Ocean behind when winning at Southwell in November and has been placed at this track since. Alaskan Bullet has only won a seller so far but is open to further improvement this year and Tango Sky could figure having slipped down the handicap of late.
Dorback 5-2fav (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Verinco 8-1 (9-0) Led stands side group, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 5l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Held up behind on outside, driven inside final 2f, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 10, 3l behind Bubbly Ballerina (8-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Waking Warrior 11-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 1f out, soon not much room and hung left, kept on, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tango Sky (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Bubbly Ballerina 20-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, no headway, 7th of 12, 5l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 6-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven to lead again inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Dorback (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Triple Dream 16-1 (9-1) Chased leading pair, not clear run briefly and switched right to inside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 10l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Another Citizen (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Hamoody (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Aubrietia 4-1 (9-0) Made all, quickened clear over 2f out, easily, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Climaxfortackle (8-13) by 5l, 9 ran.
Time Medicean 25-1 (9-6) Soon well off the pace in 9th, never on terms, 10th of 11, 10l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.