Mount Wellington (11/4 )came good on his second outing for Stuart Williams, travelling fluently and keeping on to open his account for his new yard. He was strong in the betting when narrowly missing out over this course and distance earlier in the month, just failing having conceded first run to the winner, and didn’t need to improve to resume winning ways back down in trip recently, staying on to lead close home despite being short of room in the final furlong. He benefitted from a strongly-run race on that occasion and, with a similar pace expected here, he is taken to make it three wins in five starts for Stuart Williams.
Brenbar (2/1), who hails from Roger Varian’s powerful yard, showed ability on his debut in November, racing freely but leaving the impression that there will be better to come from this son of Scat Daddy. He improved over a furlong shorter trip, although still showing signs of greenness, when beaten by less than a length at this venue last month. He is promising type open to further improvement and makes plenty of appeal in a race that shouldn’t take too much winning.
Rockesbury (9/2) looked back to his best when a half-length second over this course and distance earlier in the month, running well despite being on unfavourable terms. He ran below form over a shorter trip at Southwell two days later, but that run can be excused with him seemingly not taking to the fibres and track. He rarely runs a bad race at Wolverhampton and is likely to bounce back to form here, with the step back up in trip viewed as a positive. A repeat of his penultimate performance should be enough to see him firmly in the mix so he is taken to get back to winning ways for David Loughnane’s in-form yard.
*All odds correct at time of publication