Three recent winners in a Class 7 event is a rare sight indeed, though all are closely matched. Catching Zeds beat Troy Boy less than a length here last time and there's little between that pair. There was only a head between The Bay Bandit and Supa Seeker here a fortnight ago and the latter has gone on to land a seller. But the top weight had earlier found MR CHOCOLATE DROP too good at Kempton and, given Mandy Rowland's charge is better off at the weights today, he gets the nod to confirm running and come out best again. The seemingly out-of-form Brown Pete was the subject of a gamble on Wednesday before being declared a non-runner and is worth noting.
Supa Seeker (USA) 9-4fav (8-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead and edged left briefly final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Huzzah (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Devote Myself (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up in touch and keen on outer, soon tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Stanlow (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
The Bay Bandit 12-1 (9-4) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Supa Seeker (9-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Catching Zeds 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, edged right when challenging on home turn, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Troy Boy (8-13) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Brown Pete (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 10l behind Prime Exhibit (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Rockweiller 9-2 (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden when weakened 4f out, 11th of 12, 41l behind On The Cusp (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out and soon ridden, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Troy Boy 3-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind The Bay Bandit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Streele (USA) 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden in 9th entering straight, no impression, 11th of 18, 18l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.