MATRAASH ran into all sorts of trouble when sent off favourite in a seller at Lingfield last time. He never threatened but is facing lower rated opposition in this and can make amends. Spanish Plume popped up in a handicap over 1m4f here on Monday but has a bit to find with the selection on today's terms. So does Yourinthewill, though he makes some appeal having won this contest last year. Dozy Joe is another with plenty to do at the weights and it doesn't bode well to see the six-year-old Daily Advertiser making his belated racecourse debut at this level.
Matraash (USA) 2-1fav (9-6) Held up in touch, dropped to rear 3f out, wide into straight 2f out, kept on, too much to do, 5th of 7, 5l behind Conducting (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Spanish Plume 7-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, travelling well when bumped well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Mazij (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Daily Advertiser (USA) Street Cry gelding out of Silabteni.
Dozy Joe 6-1 (8-8) Dwelt soon ridden along to be close up after 1f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dandarrell (8-12) at Southwell 1m (6) fbs.
Yourinthewill (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt, tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.