GRANNY MCPHEE is engaged to run on Monday but if she turns up for this she'll be hard to beat, with Make Amends and Foreign Investment two of those with claims. Alan Bailey's filly ran well over course and distance on the 17th when taking second to a progressive rival. That performance proved if nothing else that she stays the trip and is on good terms with herself, so off the same mark today compensation may await. Make Amends is 7lbs higher than when second over course and distance last time she visited the track, reflecting the fact that the mare has won since at Kempton. She stays this trip and is a largely consistent sort so will be given the chance to go in again by many. Foreign Investment has to prove she stays the trip as this is her first try beyond nine furlongs. However, she gamely ground out a win over that trip last year and remains capable of winning off this mark so providing she's fit a big effort looks likely. Head First should have no problem staying this far but she's up a stone since last taking part in a handicap and, despite a solid second in an above-average claimer last time, that looks harsh. Of more interest is Atacama Sunrise who is just 2lbs higher than when winning a similar contest in December, whilst Blue Eyed Eloise would become of some appeal if market support arrived but she hasn't been seen on the track since 2008 and may be best watched for now. My Sweet Georgia looks set to be outstayed on her return to action whilst in contrast Where's Susie surely needs a mile and a half at least. This isn't the best of races and it provides Granny McPhee with a winning opportunity should she take up her engagement.
Make Amends (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating High Five Society (8-10) by hd, 12 ran.
Head First 17-2 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and carried left by winner inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Plush (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Look Officer (USA) 3-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 17l behind Formidable Guest (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Foreign Investment (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 8l behind Miss Bootylishes (9-6) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) sft in Jul.
My Sweet Georgia (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden over 3f out, hampered and switched right over 1f out, driven and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Hit The Switch (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Atacama Sunrise 6-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Ilie Nastase (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Blue Eyed Eloise 4-1 (9-1) Held up, well in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr '08 beating Kings Topic (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Granny McPhee 18-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on inside, tracked leader gong well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pressed and kept on until headed and outpaced by winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Franco Is My Name (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Where's Susie 7-1 (9-8) Raced wide in mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Prince Charlemagne (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Gheed (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 14, 21l behind Slick Mover (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.