CHEZ VRONY got to within a head of finally losing his maiden tag when dropped into this lowly grade a fortnight ago. He had Vale Of Clara well back in third and also has the beating of Scommettitrice on collateral form. Blue Noodles scored over track and trip last March with Michael's Nook a close-up fourth and the former has since gone close again at Kempton last month. Partner's Gold made the frame at Southwell recently and may prove best of the remainder.
Prohibition (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly away, raced wide and soon pushed along in rear, tailed off final 2f, last of 10, 50l behind Mucky Molly (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Michael's Nook 8-1 (8-12) Taken to post early, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 10, 9l behind Pull The Pin (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Chez Vrony 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, came wide and headway home turn, hung left and went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Interchoice Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Blue Noodles 5-1fav (9-5) Stumbled start, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Mill I Am (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Last to break, held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, went 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Interchoice Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, went 2nd again briefly inside final furlong, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Interchoice Star (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 17l behind Queen Of Skies (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Medecis Mountain 66-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Jaladee (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Satwa Laird 33-1 (8-9) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 13l behind De Lesseps (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Louis Vee (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 13l behind Interchoice Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.