Broughtons Paradis was winning only his second race when beating Yossi here last time and a follow up looks unlikely, while Laura Land has recorded just the one victory in 21 starts. Kipchak has been running well at around this trip in plating company and could figure, but a chance is taken on MCBIRNEY staying the distance. He's never threatened in three runs over shorter trips this year but is a half-brother to a middle-distance winner in France and Paul D'Arcy's charge could prove a different proposition here. Ghufa looks best of the rest on his seasonal return.
Kipchak (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Pulled hard, led and soon clear, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened towards finish, last of 5, 2 3/4l behind The Which Doctor (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Ghufa (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Naheell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Mcbirney (USA) 66-1 (9-12) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Tax Break (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
William Van Gogh 20-1 (9-4) Slowly away, held up in rear but in touch, headway to go 2nd 10f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 44l behind Accumulate (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Colonel Sherman (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, never a factor, last of 11, 8l behind Catching Zeds (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway going well over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Yossi (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Laura Land 6-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 5f out to chase leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.