held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, switched right and widest of all final bend, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won going away
STAR OF VALOUR looks worth another chance with cheekpieces added to the usual tongue-tie as he was beaten only a neck over track and trip last time. Wonder Starelzaam won over 7f here in October though was raised 9lb and has been beaten since. Hector Loza and Headora both placed at Wolverhampton in between moderate efforts and the latter is fitted with a visor today. Latent Heat has won off a higher mark on Turf and finished runner-up at Ffos Las when last on the Flat so can't be ignored.
Star Of Valour (IRE) 10-3jfav (9-7) Close up, ridden and headway inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Prince Rock (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Evening Song 25-1 (9-3) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Chookie Dunedin (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Letscrackon (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Keep Right On (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Latent Heat (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Pulled hard in rear, headway to lead but saddle slipped 2nd, pulled up before 3rd, at Hereford 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Fly The Nest (IRE) 150-1 (9-7) Soon led, raced keenly, pushed approaching 2f out and soon headed, gradually faded, 9th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Fitzrovia (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Divine Messenger 13-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch pushed along and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Prince Rock (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Hector Loza 10-3 (9-5) Disputed lead until 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Nubough (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Headora 8-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Busby (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Wonder Starelzaam (IRE) 2-1fav (8-4) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, outpaced by winner inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Internationalangel (9-8) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Tie A Yellowribbon 9-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, pushed along and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Masham Moor (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.