LESOTHO has her first start since landing a maiden at Hamilton in July. She beat a couple of subsequent winners on that occasion and there should be more to come this year. Blodwen Abbey won twice over longer trips at Wolverhampton last season and also has claims on her comeback, while C&D winner Mitie Mouse is another to consider on his best two-year-old form. J J Leary has improved for the drop back to sprinting but is 6lb higher than his victory at Wolverhampton earlier this month and Bookiesindexdotnet makes more appeal having run well in better company last time.
Mitie Mouse 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16l behind Chunky Diamond (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Macdonald Mor (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ex Oriente (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Lesotho (IRE) 4-11fav (8-12) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, readily, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Baltic Fizz (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Fugitive Motel (IRE) 5-4fav (8-6) Set steady pace, keen hold, quickened 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, faded towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Arabian Flight (8-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Blodwen Abbey 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Profile Star (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Bookiesindexdotnet 17-2 (8-2) Keen with leader, led halfway, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Wicked Wench (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
J J Leary (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind George Fenton (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.