Just the seven runners are set to go to post for the opener on the card but plenty of them have chances with marginal preference for the David Evans-trained BAZROY, who made a pleasing reappearance on his first start since December 2008 when a close up third behind Fremen here over an extended mile and he can resume winning ways with the main dangers rated as stable companion Silver Wind and Cobo Bay. Kevin Ryan's gelding won a claimer over course and distance earlier this month when beating one of today's rivals Seasider by a neck. He is 1lb worse in with David Simcock's gelding this afternoon and there should not be much to choose between the pair today on the revised terms. The Kyllachy Kid is prone to the odd poor effort for Steve Gollings but he ran better behind Dubai Dynamo over course and distance last time and cannot be discounted but a better threat is likely to come from Silver Wind. David Evans' gelding was well held on his last three starts on turf last season but has to be respected in this grade back on the Polytrack. Stable companion Bazroy has solid claims though after his encouraging reappearance though and he is preferred.
Cobo Bay 11-10fav (10-0) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, always going to hold on, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol beating Seasider (9-10) by nk, 8 ran.
The Kyllachy Kid 7-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon not much room on inside, one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Silver Wind 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 18, 10l behind Servoca (8-6) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Seasider 6-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, came wide entering straight, headway over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on inside final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Cobo Bay (10-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Bazroy (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Fremen (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Pachakutek (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Towards rear, racing awkwardly when well beaten over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Dajen (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
War And Peace (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Zeffirelli (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.