Mount McLeod is a frustrating sort having been placed yet again on his latest start at Southwell when Bountiful Catch was fourth. Sweet Ovation has decent claims as she's already won a nursery at Chepstow and ran well again at Wolverhampton last time with King's Future behind, while Finalist and Illustrious Lad have bits of form on Polytrack that give them an outside chance. However, a chance is taken on MARAH MUSIC, who may not have figured over a mile at Newmarket last month but looks a leading contender on his earlier fifth over today's trip at Newbury.
Marah Music 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind Bank On Me (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
King's Future 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Night Flash (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Soon outpaced in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, last of 6, 10l behind Shere Khan (8-10) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Sarah Berry 66-1 (8-12) Keen pressed winner, ridden and hampered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Finalist 9-2 (9-0) Pushed along in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 6l behind I See You (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Intomist (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Springheel Jake (9-4) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sonsie Lass (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Sweet Ovation 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Sonsie Lass (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Copper Falls 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind I See You (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bountiful Catch 9-2 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, riden 1f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sonsie Lass (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Musical Strike 33-1 (7-12) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 7l behind Profile Star (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Colourful Event (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Chased leadrs on inside, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 8l behind Young Prince (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.