Meglio Ancora's recent C&D second was his best run for a while and Racheal Kneller again takes off 5lb. The top weight has to go on the short-list and should again finish ahead of This Ones For Eddy and Sleepy Lucy. Harvest Mist is still a maiden but has improved a little lately and can't be ignored while Athletic has place claims on his best form. It's a while since JUSTCALLMEHANDSOME was last in the winner's enclosure and he disappointed when favourite for an even weaker contest here last time. But he still retains some ability on the evidence of an earlier run at the track and this won't take much winning.
Meglio Ancora 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, edged left, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Monzino (USA) 8-1 (9-10) Dwelt always in rear, 10th of 13, 26l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Leitrim King (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 13, 21l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Athletic 16-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, in touch, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until no extra final 75 yards, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.
This Ones For Eddy 33-1 (9-5) In touch, hard ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
True Pleasure (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Provost (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun '10.
Teth 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra in 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Justcallmehandsome 4-1fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, wide and outpaced entering straight, soon ridden, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 17l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Kheskianto (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Cottam Donny (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Sleepy Lucy 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 7th of 10, 5l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders to over 2f out, behind when eased well over 1f out, last of 10, 30l behind Athaakeel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.