It's difficult to get past LAYLA'S OASIS in the opener. She's clear at the weights having won a handicap at Wolverhampton last time by a couple of lengths, Jamie Osborne's filly arrives in fine form. Many Elements comes out next best and produced his best effort so far over C&D but has plenty to find with the likely favourite. The lightly-raced Tartan Blue may improve past the latter while Miss Starry Eyed is in turn rated higher than Fiance Fiasco but neither make any appeal on today's terms.
Layla's Oasis 13-2 (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol beating Modern Lady (8-10) by 2l, 10 ran.
Many Elements 12-1 (8-12) Short of room soon after start, raced wide in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 11l behind Seemenomore (9-9) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Tartan Blue 20-1 (8-1) Close up, ridden halfway, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Small Fury (8-6) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Fiance Fiasco 100-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Alwilda (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Miss Starry Eyed 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul.