Sharp Operator finished in front of Energia Flavio when scoring over track and trip last month but struggled under a penalty last time and Limerick Lord could only manage third off today’s mark recently having won here before that. Adventureman is another course and distance winner but hasn’t raced since last summer but Mossy's Lodge has a shout if taking part, though was due to run here last night. PIKE CORNER CROSS posted a better effort on his first start for a new yard when third over a longer trip here earlier in the month and it could be his turn again having slipped back down the weights since winning over a mile at Kempton in October.
Energia Flavio (BRZ) 9-2 (9-8) Soon tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Sharp Operator (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Adventureman 5-2fav (9-8) Led, driven when pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 7th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Ascot Week (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Sharp Operator 10-3fav (10-8) Held up in mid-division, ridden and some headway 1f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Misu Pete (9-13) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Mossy's Lodge 3-1jfav (9-6) Edgy in gates, slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 7th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Foxy Lady (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Pike Corner Cross (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Led early, tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 3/4l behind Anif (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (6) pol in Feb.
Final Attack (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Behind most of way until some late headway, 7th of 12, 12l behind Bollihope (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Lord Cooper 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 9, 6 1/4l behind Rockley Point (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Limerick Lord (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, pushed along and headed entering final furlong, not quicken and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind First Link (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Shovel It On (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Always behind, 10th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Limerick Lord (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Our Manekineko 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Miss Bates (9-12) at Newcastle 1m hcp (7) pol in Jan.
John Caesar (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 13 1/4l behind Palindrome (10-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Cosmic Ray 33-1 (9-6) Led early, chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened quickly over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16 3/4l behind Amor Fati (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Captain Kissinger 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Naralsaif (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Feb.