HEPWORTH, who had shown real promise in a backend maiden at Doncaster as a juvenile, had over a year off before beaten when a short-priced favourite at Lingfield. He was again market leader when put in his place by Biggins Boy here a couple of weeks ago but the remainder were in another parish and time may tell he was taking on a decent performer. He gets the vote to gain compensation though there are plenty of dangers, not the least Rosie's Lady who won easily over today's track and trip three weeks ago and has to be forgiven her run over a much shorter trip the next day. Mediterranean Sea has won on Polytrack but is much better at Southwell and though Cheers For Thea has eight victories to her credit she's never proved she stays this far. Candelita has won a bumper, scored over hurdles and on Fibresand at Southwell so could go well at a big price from her lowly spot in the weights.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Sohcahtoa (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, dropped to rear halfway, chased leaders under pressure 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 9l behind English Summer (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dazzling Valentine 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, kept on same pace on outside from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Lean On Pete (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Lean On Pete (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hepworth 6-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Biggins Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Amana (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 12l behind Idol Deputy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mazij 33-1 (9-5) Disputed 2nd, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 19l behind Illustrious Forest (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bernisdale 9-2fav (9-5) Led, riddenand headed when hampered 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, 11th of 13, 17l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Sail Home 12-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, unable to reach leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 10-11fav (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd travelling well over 3f out until well over 1f out, no impression when lost 3nd inside final furlong, weakened, 8th of 13, 7l behind Kyllachykov (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Candelita 8-1 (10-8) In touch, effort on outer 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 11l behind Chookie Hamilton (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, soon led, ridden 2f out, soon headed, chased winner until hung left over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Guest of Honour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.