RUSSIAN BULLET won a similarly poor handicap at Wolverhampton earlier this month with Justbookies Dotnet and Castalian Spring behind. He can race off the same mark here with Sophie Doyle's claim taken into consideration and has since gone close again at Southwell. Copper Falls had Illustrious Lad behind when third over 6f here last month and Marie's Fantasy occupied the same position in a claimer over C&D on her latest start. Littlesuzie disappointed last time but can be given a chance on her earlier efforts.
Littlesuzie 9-2 (8-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Twilight Allure (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Art Show 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, hung badly right over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 14l behind Lady Gibraltar (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Cincinnati Kit 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no extra final 120 yards, 5th of 10, 6l behind Topflight Princess (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Justbookies Dotnet 11-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Lady Gibraltar (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Copper Falls 25-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, tracked leadsers, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Intomist (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Marie's Fantasy 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Sonko (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Russian Bullet 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed 1f out, driven and rallied near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Claretintheblood (9-1) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Lana Mae 40-1 (8-4) Took keen hold in touch, not much room and lost place over 4f out, never on terms after, 8th of 10, 5l behind Sunny Side Up (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Castalian Spring (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In touch on outer, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.