MISS DAAWE could surprise the likes of Mr Wolf and Sea Crest. Brian Ellison's stable seem to be in relatively fair form at present and while it has been a long time between drinks as far as wins for Miss Daawe are concerned, she certainly is at the right end of the handicap to do so. Mr Wolf probably was undone by a high draw at Pontefract. He reopposes Cornus on better terms this afternoon although the draw today is far from favourable. Sea Crest was well punted last week. Her yard are performing well at present so expect a big run this afternoon. Radiator Rooney is well treated versus his all-weather form and should not want for match fitness. Ask Jenny was not knocked about once her chance had gone on reappearance and there could be more to come. A race made all the more trickier by the draw so at the forecast odds, we side with Miss Daawe.
Mr Wolf 11-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, no extra when headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Cornus (7-13) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Not My Choice (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Bustled along leaving stalls, pressed winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Novay Essjay (8-5) at Southwell 6f clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs in Mar.
Cornus 6-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Mr Wolf (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Bumped start, in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Waterloo Dock (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Soto 40-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outside to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 26l behind Sir George (9-5) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gs.
Sea Crest 4-1 (8-4) Chased leaders far side group, led far side group inside final furlong, soon headed by stands side winner, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Verinco (8-4) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Miss Daawe 22-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, 8l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Redwater River 40-1 (8-6) Always behind, last of 11, 21l behind Tri Chara (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Waterloo Dock (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Neo's Mate (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Rider lost irons, leaving stalls, never a factor, 9th of 11, 6l behind Albero Di Giuda (10-5) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Feb.
Mandhooma 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Doctor Hilary (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Admirals Way 50-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, well behind Very Well Red (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.