Special Report was second in a conditionals' race over this track and trip 12 days ago when Bennys Quest was eight lengths away in third and Sweet Sugar and Diamond Tammy even further behind. He has every chance of going one better with Mikey Hamill claiming 10lb, though he's still a maiden after 33 attempts. ACAPULCO BAY knows where the winning post is and is fit from the Flat. He gets a tentative vote in a weak finale, though the returning Exemplary would have a chance if fully wound-up.
Exemplary 6-1 (10-10) With leader, under pressure before 3 out, soon weakened, modest 4th, 4th of 5, well behind Daveron (10-6) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up, headway on inside after 5th, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 12, 10l behind My Nosy Rosy (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, not fluent 1st or 2nd, always towards rear, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind My Nosy Rosy (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Acapulco Bay 12-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside and struggling before 2 out, never on terms, 14th of 17, 32l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Special Report (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway on outside 5th, every chance 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on, held by winner flat, 2nd of 12, 2l behind My Nosy Rosy (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Taroum (IRE) 18-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not much room before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 25l behind Jaja De Jau (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Darcey Diva 11-1 (11-5) Prominent, bumped 1st, not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 27l behind Strong Wind (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Spunky 16-1 (10-8) Chased leader, challenged 5th, every chance 2 out, one pace and no impression when hit last, weakened run-in, 6th of 7, 9l behind Captain Sharpe (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f sel hcp hdle 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Sweet Sugar (FR) 25-1 (10-2) Led, wandered into 2nd, clear 3rd until wandered into 5th, headed 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 30l behind My Nosy Rosy (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Maxdelas (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Behind, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 9th of 12, 34l behind Galley Slave (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.