Focail Eile stood no chance in a conditions race at Nottingham during the week and can finish closer in this company, while Tewin Wood is also better than his latest start at the same track suggests. Jungle Bay went close under today's apprentice at Yarmouth last time and Amy Ryan was on board Sam Nombulist when he finished second at Catterick recently. However, ZAFEEN'S PEARL looks to have every chance of landing her hat-trick after a couple of cosy wins on the Polytrack. Her apprentice's claim allows her to race off a 1lb lower mark than when successful at Wolverhampton last week and Dean Ivory's filly can take advantage.
Focail Eile 10-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 5l behind King Torus (9-4) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (3) sft.
Zafeen's Pearl 2-1fav (9-7) Held up, headway over 4f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Sweet Secret (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Tewin Wood 10-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 15, 7l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Cornus 25-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 16l behind Clockmaker (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Yair Hill (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Jungle Bay 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Frognal (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Rough Rock (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Frognal (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Showboating (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 2l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Sam Nombulist 9-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Beckermet (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Northern Fling 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, pushed along, never a factor, 11th of 16, 15l behind Kiwi Bay (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Goal (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Uptown Guy (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Junket 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Catchanova (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 9l behind I'm Super Too (9-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Deliberation (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 5l behind Frequency (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Signore Momento (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always behind farside, last of 14, 49l behind Toby Tyler (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Caldercruix (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 8l behind Seeking Magic (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Dancing Maite 11-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders standside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 15l behind Toby Tyler (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.