Derwentwater is making hard work of losing his maiden tag and was a beaten favourite once again over 7f here last time. FLYING TEMPO makes more appeal as he won a shade cosily when successful at Wolverhampton earlier this month and Ed Dunlop's colt is taken to defy a 5lb rise and go in again. Darkest Night has a bit to find with the selection on latest running and Dream About You gets a 7lb claimer on board after another modest effort at Wolverhampton last time. Gigli ran a shocker at Kempton in November but is better than that and may finish closer on her handicap bow.
Gigli (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden when headed over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 29l behind Smileswithhiseyes (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Paige Flyer 16-1 (8-5) Led 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, every chance 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Close Together (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Derwentwater (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway well over 1 out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sweet Force (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dream About You (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, driven clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Amelia Hull (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Flying Tempo 11-4fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up behind, switched outside and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Una Bella Cosa (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 8l behind Sweet Force (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Maypole Joe (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 8l behind Gabrial The Boss (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Darkest Night (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Flying Tempo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Napinda 7-1 (8-10) Outpaced in rear, ridden on wide outside over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.