TAROOQ is clear on official ratings and beat subsequent winner Light From Mars at Wolverhampton last time by a cosy two lengths. The latter proved too good for today's rival Majuro at the same track so Stuart Williams' charge looks the one to beat in this. There's not between Majuro and Irish Heartbeat on earlier running though the latter re-opposes on better terms while the remainder have it all to do at the weights with Imprimis Tagula the best of them.
Majuro (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly away, behind, shaken up on outside well over 1f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 4th well inside final furlong, no threat to leading trio, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (5) pol.
Tarooq (USA) 1-2fav (9-1) Made all, set steady pace until quickened over 2f out, soon in command, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov beating Light From Mars (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Buckley Boy 66-1 (8-12) In touch, chased leaders over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 40l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Roe Valley (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 5, 35l behind One Way Or Another (8-12) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.