SIGNOR SASSI scored over course and distance the last time he raced in this grade. Dropping back down in class after a third at Ascot, Bill Knight's charge gets the nod. Maglietta Fina and Piazza San Pietro were both well beaten in the same race at this track a fortnight ago and Lionheart was expected to do better over 7f at Wolverhampton last time. Miliika has claims if ready for action on her belated reappearance and Commanche isn't out of this off his current mark.
Maglietta Fina (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Minalisa (9-9) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Signor Sassi 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Al Khan (9-4) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Miliika 11-4 (9-6) Keen close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ninjago (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 2yo & 3yo stk (3) sft in Nov.
Piazza San Pietro 10-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Minalisa (9-9) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lenny Bee 16-1 (8-13) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Another Wise Kid (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Commanche 8-1 (9-1) Fly jumped start, mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 8l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lionheart 3-1 (9-7) Pulled hard in touch, effort over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Future Reference (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.