Lucy Wadham enjoys a strike rate of over 20 per cent at this track but is an enviable 35 per cent with chasers over the past five years. And there's every chance that MIDNIGHT MACARENA, already on the scoresheet twice this season in four starts, can boost those impressive stats further. Trip and ground are fine, he goes well for stable conditional Matt Crawley and can defy a 7lb penalty for his recent Southwell success. Tea Caddy is progressing with racing and this lightly-raced Snowden seven-year-old looks the likely danger after a pleasing runner-up effort at Southwell latest. A Little Swifter probably needed it last time but still needs to improve whilst Epee Celeste is far from the easiest to catch right these days.
A Little Swifter (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 36l behind Midnight Belle (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f (3) sft.
Midnight Macarena 6-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd 11th, tracked leader next, led after 4 out, in control when went right last, driven right out, won at Southwell 2m 4f (4) sft beating Rossa Parks (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Tea Caddy 5-1 (11-12) Held up behind in touch, mistake 2nd, chased leading pair 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd and every chance last, no extra flat, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-9) at Southwell 3m mares nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Epee Celeste (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until 9th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 44l behind Al Alfa (11-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.