Masterpaver held off the attentions of Blossom Lane to score by a head at Wolverhampton last time. Both should figure once again, while Dutchartcollector produced a late run to prevail over a mile at Kempton on his handicap bow when giving the impression this longer trip would suit. But MARY LE BOW may prove better value given she was unfancied when running on strongly to take fourth over a shorter trip here last month. There should be more to come over middle-distances as she goes handicapping for the first time and Lucy Wadham's filly is preferred to Ede's The Business, another bred for today's trip and not beaten far when fifth over 8f at Kempton.
Dutchartcollector 2-1fav (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead post, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Starlight Princess (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Mary Le Bow 20-1 (9-0) Steadied towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Poker Gold (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Bountiful Sin 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Donncha (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Masterpaver 7-4fav (9-3) Went left start, took keen hold tracking leaders, effort on inside as leader ran wide on home turn, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Blossom Lane (9-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Amontillado (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 3l behind Starlight Princess (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Three Heart's 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Excel Best (9-7) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Blossom Lane 6-1 (9-2) Hung right most of way, slowly into stride, soon pushed along to lead, hung badly right on bend over 2f out, soon joined, hung right under pressure and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ede's The Business 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Frederic Chopin 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Jazzy Lady (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.