Ereka looked an improved filly on her recent reappearance and first start for new connections. She finished third to Shutterbug over C&D, but is not certain to confirm the form on worse terms with fourth-placed Gekko, though she should take care of High Avon once again. Mi Sun Donk has place claims but the vote goes to KASSAAB. This is easier than last month's task at Lingfield and, with Steve Drowne taking over the reins from a 7lb claimer and blinkers applied for the first time, it looks as though connections mean business.
Kassaab 25-1 (8-7) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Aquilifer (9-9) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Spirit Of Oakdale (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Ree's Rascal (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
High Avon 12-1 (9-0) In rear, short lived effort 2f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Avon Light 80-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Diplomatic (9-13) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 11l behind Joe Le Taxi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Mi Sun Donk 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rylee Mooch (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Gekko (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, going well over 2f out, wnt 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Shutterbug (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Fantale 66-1 (8-5) Slowly away and lost 6 lengths, in rear, never a factor, 4th of 5, 10l behind Chevise (8-6) at Lingfield 5f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Ereka (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Shutterbug (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Crazy In Love 13-2 (8-9) Took keen hold early, in touch, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 21l behind Joe Le Taxi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lovat Lane 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, edged left and pressing leaders 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Granny Anne (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lady Ellice 33-1 (8-6) Held up in last pair, keen and steadied over 4f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 6, 8l behind Primo De Vida (9-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.