KINGARRICK finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when a close-up fifth here last time and Noel Wilson's charge looks set for a return to winning ways. He has Lord Of The Dance to beat as the latter is a winner without a penalty having won an apprentices' race at Kempton last week, though he has something to prove over the trip. Count Ceprano ended a long losing run at this course last time but Royal Sea may improve past him on only his second start since September while Corrib finished a bit closer here last month and looks best of the rest.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway under pressure 2f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Breakheart (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Kingarrick 9-1 (9-7) Keen held up, ridden 2f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on near finish, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Meglio Ancora 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up, headway over 1f out, driven to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol beating Lindoro (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Royal Sea (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 2l behind Angel Cake (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Baharat (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 3l behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
May Boy 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Taro Tywod (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Bidable 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders 5f, 9th of 14, 34l behind Croeso Mawr (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Duneen Dream (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Reluctant to load in stalls, led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Enriching (9-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Corrib (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leader, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dandarrell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
My New Angel (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Tigertoo (7-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Our Ivor 33-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 9l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Guava 25-1 (8-2) Held up in last pair, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 12l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.