Gabrial's Wawa was still beaten four lengths when third at Wolverhampton in October and Countess Lovelace makes more appeal on her recent second at Lingfield. Conas Ata Tu is getting no closer and Vastly looks the most likely of the newcomers on breeding. RED TO AMBER came in for some support on his debut at Lingfield but showed his inexperience with a tardy start and never got involved. He's fancied to improve on that here and may come out best in an ordinary maiden.
Vastly (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Valentine Band.
Conas Ata Tu 40-1 (9-3) Towards rear, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Movementneverlies (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
Capetown Kid Cape Town gelding out of Doris Souter.
Gabrial's Wawa 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Elnadwa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Flow (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Red To Amber (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 5l behind Gambolling Den (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Tavistock Fair 66-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, raced wide in touch in 5th, headway to get in behind leaders 5f out, ridden and wide on bend 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, 36l behind Edwyn Ralph (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Countess Lovelace 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 4f out, stayed on under inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ray Ward (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Just Isla Halling filly out of Island Rapture.