Vosne Romanee steps up a grade under a penalty for his win at Hamilton. Stybba is less exposed and finished a close-up third in a Class 6 handicap over a shorter trip at Salisbury last time. She may find the improvement necessary to get her head in front but SUNI DANCER may just edge things. The latter had a below par Sherston well behind when scoring over 1m2f at Haydock a fortnight ago and can go in again. The remainder are harder to fancy unless the returning Nakeeta has improved since last season.
Nakeeta 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, led, riden and headed over 1d out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 14l behind Collaboration (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Sherston 8-1 (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 16l behind Suni Dancer (8-2) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Vosne Romanee 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, good headway 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, soon ridden, led towards finish, kept on, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Gadobout Dancer (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Stybba 6-4fav (9-4) Held up in touch, smooth headway 3f out, chased leading pair but unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, not reach winner, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Prim And Proper (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Suni Dancer 14-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Jazri (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mitcd (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 9l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Incurs Four Faults 10-3fav (8-9) Slow into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Monel (9-8) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
D'arcy Indiana 33-1 (8-5) Raced very wide and held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling in rear halfway, tailed off, last of 9, 41l behind Prim And Proper (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.