BACK ON THE TRAIL opened his account at Wolverhampton last month and Rae Guest's charge can go in again with further progress likely. A Ladies Man may finish closer dropped in class today and makes more appeal than Carina Palace, who was engaged to run here yesterday. Fiducia has a shout with an apprentice taking 5lb off her back and Claude Greenwood finished a length ahead of Princess Cammie over 6f at Wolverhampton last time. Bubbly Bailey failed to beat a rival at Catterick last week but prefers this surface.
Back On The Trail 10-3 (8-9) Tracked leading pair, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Spring Tonic (10-0) by shd, 4 ran.
A Ladies Man (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 42l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf.
Carina Palace 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 2nd final 50 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind El Mirage (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fiducia 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 8, 3l behind Idle Curiosity (8-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bubbly Bailey 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, well behind when eased over 1f out, last of 15, 37l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Claude Greenwood 16-1 (9-1) In rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Eastern Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Everreadyneddy 66-1 (8-11) In touch on inside, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 12l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Princess Cammie (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 4f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Eastern Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.