HILL OF MILLER has run well here before and he is narrowly preferred to Wanchai Whisper and R Woody in a competitive nursery. The selection is yet to shed his maiden tag but he has run some good races in defeat. His handicap mark has edged down to 70 which could prove to be lenient and this son of Indian Ridge is tentatively selected. Kings Of Leo is well-drawn, but he has a little to find with Wanchai Whisper on their run here last time out. R Woody sprung a 100/1 surprise last time out and on a form line through Maldon Prom he holds the selection, however he faces a very different surface this evening. Six Wives is consistent and is closely linked with Athwaab on their Southwell run last time, Blue Neptune is a course and distance winner and needs respect, however he is another who was held behind Wanchai Whisper. The last-named is in fine fettle and another bold bid is expected. Lets Move It improved on his handicap bow at Southwell and off the same mark of 50 he cannot be overlooked. If Miss Lesley can translate her Lingfield form to here then she is another who makes it onto any shortlist, however narrow preference is for Hill Of Miller.
Miss Lesley 6-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Zubova (8-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Six Wives 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, driven, slightly hampered and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Lucky Mellor (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
R Woody 100-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs beating Maldon Prom (8-13) by 3l, 8 ran.
Hill Of Miller (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, held up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 4l behind Maldon Prom (7-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol.
Kings Of Leo 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Wanchai Whisper (8-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Athwaab 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt, headway to track leaders after 2f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Mellor (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Blue Neptune 3-1 (8-12) Led, ridden inside final furlong, no extra when headed towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Wanchai Whisper (8-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Wanchai Whisper 13-8fav (8-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Mind The Monarch (8-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Papageno 20-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along in rear, outpaced from halfway, last of 9, 18l behind Memorandum (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Special Betty 33-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Two Kisses (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol.
Lets Move It 14-1 (8-11) Slight lead, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Billie Jean (9-2) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Rightcar Marian 100-1 (8-12) Went left start, held up in rear, ridden halfway, no impression, 7th of 9, 13l behind Clifton Bridge (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.