A couple of these make a quick reappearance having raced here last Saturday. Monsieur Levene won a maiden race over 5f and a penalty is negated by an apprentice's allowance, but George Downing also takes 5lb off the back of DRIVE ON. The latter was only beaten a short-head at the weekend and can go one better in this. Spreadable remains in fine form but has been raised a further 4lb for finishing second at Kempton and Global Explorer may reverse earlier form with the latter on better terms. Any interest for Nova Princesse and Pigeon Pie could also prove significant.
Major Crispies 5-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Drive On (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Harwoods Volante (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (3) pol.
Monsieur Lavene (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Led after 1f, made rest, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Katja (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Minley 10-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Deeds Not Words (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Nova Princesse (GER) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Oriental Relation (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Spreadable (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Dont Have It Then (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pigeon Pie 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Donny Rover (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Global Explorer (USA) 3-1 (8-0) Prominent, led and ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Spreadable (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp (4) pol.