Ryan Moore's presence will ensure MAINSTAY is the favourite though Piccolo Mondo and Penzena have racecourse experience in their favour this afternoon. The sister to Lateen Sails has clearly had a couple of issues that have prevented her reaching the racecourse prior to now but were she to have any of that level of ability; this maiden really should be there for the taking. Piccolo Mondo has placed on four occasions though has yet to completely convince on a right handed track. Penzena has been absent from the track for a while but will be having her first run for Andrew Balding having left William Knight. West Kirk faced a tough task in a claimer last time out though probably ran much better than connections anticipated. Woodland Violet was particularly well backed on her latest visit to the racecourse though only managed to beat fresh air home. With the remainder facing hopeless tasks on official BHA figures, we return to Mainstay albeit at what are likely to be very short odds.
Piccolo Mondo 10-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sham Sheer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
West Kirk 25-1 (9-7) Held up, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Spring Goddess (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m clm stks (6) gf in Oct.
Wicklewood 25-1 (8-12) Always in rear, pushed along and struggling 4f out, last of 12, 19l behind Extremely So (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
Cativo 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, struggling 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 9l behind Wake Up Call (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Commandingpresence (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Hampered start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Ede's Dot Com (8-9) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Julie Mill (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 11th of 14, 16l behind Resentful Angel (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Mainstay Elmaamul filly out of Felucca.
Penzena 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 4th of 8, 5l behind Romany Princess (10-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Woodland Violet 9-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Dark Camellia (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.