Plenty with claims in this. Never To Be scored over track and trip last week when picking up his first handicap. He should be thereabouts again despite a penalty but MONSEA is just preferred. The latter won at Haydock in good style last month and makes more appeal than other recent maiden winners, New Row and Miss Buckshot. Dutch Interior has won over 5f here and didn't fare too badly stepped up to 6f last time though Sunset Shore continues to find at least one too good off her current mark. Dream And Search is another handicap debutant to consider.
Monsea (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon rallied and led again 100 yards out, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating El Najmm (9-0) by 1l, 15 ran.
Fair Ranger 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, riddeen over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Volume (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Dutch Interior 3-1fav (8-12) Hampered start, held up in last pair, ridden and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Meritocracy (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Sunset Shore 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden halfway, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Exceeder (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Miss Buckshot (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader early, soon settled 3rd, went 2nd again far side 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf beating Alys Love (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Never To Be (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, quickened to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Man Amongst Men (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dream And Search (GER) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Handwoven (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Outback Traveller (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
New Row 15-2 (8-11) Dwelt, chased leaders, soon racing keenly, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Red Cossack (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.