WING PLAY is the selection with Bee Tuna and Crocodile Bay also respected. Wing Play turns up under a 6lb penalty for a recent Great Leighs success. Admittedly, this once useful sort hasn't quite reached the heights anticipated but there are a number of exposed types in opposition and he has less miles on the clock than those. Bee Tuna looked well handicapped for a time though the handicapper has had ample opportunity to check his sums. He is consistent as maidens go. Crocodile Bay is switched to this track having raced at Southwell on his last two starts. He is at least coming down the handicap from his pomp. Claret And Amber needs to reverse form in order to win this. Tevez did not react positively for the first time visor. Royal Straight won a claimer at Lingfield though hung badly next time out when put under pressure. John Potts was a regular at Wolverhampton last Winter but has shown comparatively little over the summer and autumn. A modest race there for the taking and Wing Play looks best placed to prosper. (Ian Brindle)
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Held up, headway on inner over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Elusive Warrior (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Claret And Amber 8-1 (8-1) Broke well at start and was steadied to track leaders, effort over 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Dan Chillingworth (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Tevez 20-1 (9-1) Awkward start, behind, driven over 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 13l behind Pension Policy (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Royal Straight 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders and effort over 1f out, no extra and one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind Princess India (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Billy One Punch 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, last of 15, 30l behind Bold Marc (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Beetuna (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Mid-division, bumped 3f out, hampered again soon after, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 13, nk behind Bramalea (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Raquel White 13-2 (8-11) Pulled hard, chased leader, weakened and edged right well over 3f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Royal Auditon (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 4f fll hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Wing Play (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out and ran on well, won at Great Leighs 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol beating Benedetto (8-12) by 3l, 11 ran.
King's Icon (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always in the rear, 10th of 12, 8l behind Hucking Heat (9-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
John Potts 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 13, 29l behind Bavarian Nordic (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sept.