PLENTY O'TOOLE went into many notebooks last year with a decent run at the course in defeat and while connections have had to be patient, it can be rewarded tonight. Rain On The Wind has plenty of early pace and can be relied upon to set the fractions. Bell's Ocean has a very interesting jockey booking and he would be a player if he can translate some of his Southwell Fibresand form to this surface. Sweet Secret is still a maiden though the presence of Richard Hughes at the track at such a late hour is enough to suggest that connections are hopeful on this occasion.
Plenty O'toole 3-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Too Putra (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sasheen 6-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Fork Lightning (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gs.
Al Jaadl 11-1 (9-6) Held up, headway on outside 3f out, hard ridden 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Lady Florence (9-5) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (5) gf.
Abhar (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Sooraah (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Rain On The Wind (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Al Joza (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Suzhou 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, close up, chased leading pair 2f out until inside final furlong, weakened and lost 4th final 50 yards, 5th of 14, 7l behind Kakatosi (8-13) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 23l behind Lost In The Moment (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bell's Ocean (USA) 12-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Oh So Saucy (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sweet Secret 11-2 (8-10) In touch on outside, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 6l behind Ashkalara (8-5) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mororless 50-1 (8-6) Slowly away, held up in rear, switched to race stands side from halfway, never dangerous, last of 6, 11l behind Lady Florence (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.