MARMOT BAY is a rarity at this level in that she's thoroughly consistent and arrives on the back of a couple of plating wins at Wolverhampton. This doesn't look any tougher and Alastair Lidderdale's filly is worth sticking with in her current form. Small Fury got off the mark at Southwell and is an obvious threat if handling the Polytrack while Loki Strike's second at Redcar in September gives him a shout. Persian Marvel finished closer last time and Outbid makes most appeal of the remainder on her handicap debut.
Marmot Bay (IRE) Evensfav (8-5) Made all, keen set steady pace, ridden when challenged inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov beating Windforpower (8-12) by nk, 5 ran.
Small Fury (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Slowly away in touch after 1f, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov beating Pearl Noir (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Loki's Strike 4-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 9l behind Greeleys Love (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Outbid 25-1 (8-12) Held up, headway when not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression on leaders after, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Exotic Isle (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, struggling when carried left over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Royal Caper (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
World Freight Girl 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 10, 12l behind Archie Stevens (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Direct Trade 100-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Fit For A King (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led, driven and headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Sakhee's Rose (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Persian Marvel (IRE) 6-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on inside, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead narrowly well inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sakhee's Rose (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Robyn 7-2 (8-6) Dwelt soon in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Small Fury (8-6) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Senora Lobo (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Archie Stevens (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
My Sweet Lord 6-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure on outside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Sakhee's Rose (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.