Aloysius Lilius ended a long losing run over 6f at Wolverhampton when making a successful trip over from Ireland. Spirit Power also arrives in good form having landed a double last month and beat TATHMEEN over track and trip for the first of those wins. But the latter re-opposes on better terms today despite a 2lb rise for winning a higher grade sprint over course and distance last week and looks worth sticking with. Mutabaahy scored at Wolverhampton at the end of last year but is 9lb higher today while Big Lachie won this in 2018 but has a bit to find with a couple of these as does Gowanbuster.
Tathmeen (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Held up, travelled strongly, headway over 1f out, soon switched right and went 2nd, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Feb beating Jonboy (8-7) by shd, 6 ran.
Nibras Again 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Futuristic (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Spirit Power 11-4 (9-8) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, in no danger after, won at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Becker (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Aloysius Lilius (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, not much room well over 1f out, soon got through, switched right before leading entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec beating Bahuta Acha (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Gowanbuster 11-1 (9-6) Chased clear leader, closer over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Wasntexpectingthat (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Desert Ace (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Led over 1f, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 11th of 13, 13l behind Our Little Pony (9-0) at Pontefract 5f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Big Lachie 9-2 (9-8) Slow into stride towards rear, wide and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Chookie Dunedin (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Gamesome (FR) 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Jonboy (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Rumshak (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Last to break, in rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten and hanging right inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7 1/2l behind Super Julius (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Mutabaahy (IRE) 2-1jfav (9-11) Close up, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Sir Hector (9-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Airwaves 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, raced keenly, outpaced over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 13l behind Dandys Gold (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Marietta Robusti (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Close up, pushed along to chase leader 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 9 1/2l behind Lucky Lodge (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Arcavallo (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Off the pace in 4th, outpaced over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Wasntexpectingthat (9-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Edessann (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Nezar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.