Katmai River popped-up over track and trip recently and remains on a decent mark compared to the best of his previous winning form. But STANLOW is less exposed and having opened his account at Lingfield earlier this month, he's taken to shrug off a 3lb rise and follow up. Meglio Ancora won a Class 7 event here in December but has was well beaten in this grade last time while Tukitinyasok failed to cope with a 7lb rise on his latest start having won at this track before that. Reggie Bond gets the help of capable apprentice Robert Tart and looks best of the rest after making the frame here on a couple of recent outings.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Reggie Bond 9-4fav (9-3) Hampered after 1f, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Litmus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
John Potts 28-1 (9-3) In touch, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 23l behind Pelmanism (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Katmai River (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Aureolin Gulf (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Stanlow 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway on outside 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Kindlelight Storm (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Meglio Ancora 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, not much room on inside over 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
My Renaissance 40-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, effort 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, last of 9, 13l behind Calm Attitude (8-11) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
David's Secret 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Compton Silver 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Mick Dundee (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Justcallmehandsome 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 11l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sir Lexington (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft in Oct '12.
Ellies Image 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, well held from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind Interchoice Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Una Bella Cosa 16-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 8f out, soon ridden and lost place, lost touch over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Pass The Time (9-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.