CHARLCOT ran his best race so far when third over 7f here last month. Less exposed than today's rivals, James Bethell's charge gets the token vote stepping up in trip. Rock Anthem has been in better form on Turf of late and makes more appeal than Lingfield winner Sovento, having his first start since January, while Striker Torres and Silver Alliance could be thereabouts at the finish if the mood takes them.
Resplendent Alpha 25-1 (9-0) Always behind, 7th of 9, 9l behind Miss Dashwood (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Silver Alliance 10-1 (11-6) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Striker Torres (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost place inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Admiralty (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Avertis 15-2 (8-9) Held up in touch, moderate headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 13l behind On The Cusp (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Charlcot 6-1 (9-4) In touch until lost place and towards rear halfway, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Balti's Sister (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Sovento (GER) 10-3 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final 1f, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Honourable Knight (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway on inside over 1f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 5f out, last of 15, 38l behind Cross The Boss (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Flying Applause 50-1 (9-2) Slowly away raced wide held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 43l behind Cape Explorer (8-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 9-4 (8-13) Chased winner until 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (8-13) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Roger Ramjet (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 17l behind Miracle Maid (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, eased towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Star City (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ebony Clarets 11-2fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, weakened and eased 2f out, 11th of 14, well behind High Resolution (9-0) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.