PETOMIC made the most of a slide down the weights when scoring here on Monday. He remains on a winning mark despite his penalty and can confirm superiority with Penbryn, Lean Machine and Flotation. Poppy Golightly has claims on her third to Trip Switch here last month and the frustrating Warden Bond should be thereabouts again without winning. Raise The Rafters has another crack at this longer trip having posted a better effort over 7f last time but the remainder are hard to fancy.
Petomic (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Bentley (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Penbryn (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead and edged left 1f out, soon headed and no extra, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Petomic (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lean Machine 13-2 (9-2) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Petomic (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Beneath 25-1 (9-4) Slowly away, never travelling, always in rear, last of 12, 11l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Raise The Rafters (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Soon behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Dashing Eddie (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Final Tune (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 11l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Ergo (FR) 25-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Aviso (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Flotation (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 14l behind Petomic (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Granny Anne (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 13, 28l behind Karate (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Poppy Golightly 15-2 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, effort on inside to challenge under pressure over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Daniel Thomas (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Warden Bond 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 5l behind Super Duplex (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Thank You Joy 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 20l behind Shirataki (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Pursuing 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway when not much room over 1f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.