Land Hawk and Warden Bond have been in winning form at Wolverhampton recently. The former was winning his first race in 25 starts last month and the latter looks high enough in the weights now having landed a double at the Midlands track earlier this year. WIND STAR missed the whole of 2011 and showed his best form for some time when third at Wolverhampton last time. He's won off much higher marks in the past and an apprentice's 5lb claim makes his job that much easier today. Big Bay posted a better effort last time and could prove best of the rest.
Nolecce 28-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Land Hawk (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Russian Storm (9-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Warden Bond 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Idol Deputy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Wind Star 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Footstepsofspring (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
The Which Doctor 15-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division in 4th, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace and not much room 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 12, 10l behind Goldstorm (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Big Bay (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Street Power (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Smile For Us 33-1 (8-13) Gradually taken to race alone on far rail and overall leader until 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 7l behind Angel Sprints (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcap (5) gf in Aug '07.
Carpentras 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 15l behind Gallantry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
See The Storm 13-2 (8-9) Close up on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Garstang (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Gay Gallivanter 20-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Cabal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Henry's Hero 16-1 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Kwik Time 20-1 (8-7) Slow into stride, pushed along and headway to track leaders after 1f, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Garstang (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.