Peak Storm, Village Green and LADY MALET all sport headgear for the first time in this. The latter, runner-up in her last three starts, is the one most likely to show improvement and she can finally open her account today. Always Fabulous is surely better than her debut sixth here would suggest but Mark Johnston's stable is still emerging from its winter break. Polar Forest, not beaten that far when fourth over 6f here last time, looks best of the rest.
Peak Storm 15-8 (10-0) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Testa Rossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Village Green 12-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair in touch, struggling over 3f out, soon lost touch, last of 6, 19l behind Light Shine (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Elusive 100-1 (9-8) Took keen hold in close 5th, weakened 3f out, last of 7, 20l behind Maxi Dress (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Polar Forest 12-1 (9-0) Went right start, tracked leader after 1f until 3f out, stayed on same pace form over 1f out, 4th of 6, 4l behind Al Gharrafa (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Street Battle (USA) Street Boss colt out of J J's Kitty.
Always Fabulous 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and green, chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Little Dolly (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Lady Malet 1-4fav (8-10) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Al Gharrafa (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.