Lady Calantha would need to improve out of all recognition to win this from 5lb out of the handicap while Duchess Of Dreams looks to be going backwards again but the remaining trip all have some sort of chance. FAFFA's recent form figures are flattering as he was beaten in a match before beating a couple of modest rivals here over 5f but he gets the nod as that victory will have done his confidence the world of good and Adam Carter again takes off 5lb. Sewn Up has had plenty of chances and gets little respite from the handicapper while Roland's only win so far came in a seller and he's also high enough in the weights at present.
Sewn Up 15-8fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 1f, ridden to close over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Iggy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Roland 3-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Walter White (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Faffa 9-4 (8-7) Pulled hard, led after 1f, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Magic Ice (8-7) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Duchess Of Dreams 40-1 (9-3) Behind, never nearer, 8th of 10, 9l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lady Calantha 20-1 (9-7) With leaders on outside, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Prince Of Prophets (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.