Something went amiss with previous maiden winner Rock Canyon when tailed off in much better company last time and SUNNY SIDE UP was also below par at Beverley last time. Soft ground looks a legimate excuse for Richard Fahey's Wolverhampton winner, however, and she gets another chance on today's faster surface. Schmooze raced in higher grade handicaps than this after scoring at Yarmouth last term and may figure on her return to action while Brunswick Vale posted a better effort in a Beverley seller last time but more is needed here.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Outpaced, last of 9, 21l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ambitious Icarus 28-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, no chance after, 6th of 8, 7l behind Gabrial's Bounty (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 16l behind Ardmay (9-4) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Schmooze (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Pitt Rivers (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Selinda 16-1 (7-12) Steadied start, keen in touch in rear, ridden and switched right halfway, no impression, last of 4, 9l behind Sea Odyssey (9-4) at Brighton 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Captain Baldwin 80-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Mr Knightley (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Brunswick Vale (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Ridden along in rear, headway 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Made In The Shade (8-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) gd.
Angel Kiss (IRE) 50-1 (7-9) Slow into stride, soon outpaced, last of 9, 16l behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
After Timer (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Always in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 14l behind George Fenton (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Madam Bonny (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 7l behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.