DERBY DESIRE has been running well over 1m4f at Wolverhampton recently. He's worth another try back over this shorter trip with the useful apprentice Billy Cray in the plate. Know No Fear finished runner-up on his first attempt at racing further than a mile and there should be more to come from him, while Amends has every chance judged on his good effort here in August. Catbells is better than her latest effort suggests and she had Mayfair's Future well behind when winning at Brighton in October.
My Les 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Giant Sequoia (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '09.
Until The Man (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Clear with leader, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 8l behind Buona Sarah (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov.
Know No Fear 4-1 (8-10) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind The Winged Assasin (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Lord Theo 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide, progress to track leaders 6f out, chased leader 4f out until over 1f out, soon edged left, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 12l behind Final Drive (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Catbells (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 30l behind The Winged Assasin (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Amends (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Ermyn Express (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Usquaebach 7-1 (9-6) Led early, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Asterisk 9-1 (8-12) Held up, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 16l behind Masterful Act (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Derby Desire (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Raced in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Alternative Choice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lunar River (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Atacama Sunrise (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Mayfair's Future 5-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, no impression on leaders when hung right over 1f out, 6th of 10, 5l behind Active Asset (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Sweet Seville (FR) 25-1 (8-7) Led, headed 8f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, virtually pulled up final 3f, last of 14, well behind Coda Agency (9-9) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Hecton Lad (USA) 50-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and struggling 5f out, headway under pressure on inside over 3f out, disputing modest 3rd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Treacle Tart (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.