Louis Vee made all to land a hat-trick of Class 7 events here last time. But he's facing a tougher task in this higher grade and RISE TO GLORY is preferred. The latter included three wins at this track amongst last year's five victories and has slipped down the weights since the turn of the year. Whipphound has the form to get involved but a high draw doesn't help and Cadmium Loch doesn't appeal as one likely to follow-up having won for the first time since 2011 over 5f here recently. Diamond Vine is usually thereabouts at this level without winning but Dark Lane is on a decent mark if back to his best.
Whipphound 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Greek Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Louis Vee (IRE) 13-8fav (9-11) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Dear Ben (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dark Lane 7-1 (8-10) Raced keenly, chased winner, switched left after 1f, lost 2nd over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Greenhead High (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, no extra near finish, 5th of 8, 3l behind Secret Millionaire (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) In rear, not clear run approaching final furlong, ran on close home, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Volito (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Consistant 5-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 8l behind Seamster (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sewn Up 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Greenhead High (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Avondream 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Seamster (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Cadmium Loch 14-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Flow Chart (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-9) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Chased leading pair, went 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, strong challenge and every chance throughout final furlong, lost on the nod, 2nd of 5, shd behind Catalyze (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Novalist 8-1 (8-12) Hung right throughout, led, headed halfway, chased leaders, rallied to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Orwellian (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.