RED YARN is the suggestion to get the better of Spice Fair and Cuthbert amongst others but she'll have to reverse the form of her debut with La Toya J in order to do so. The selection is a half-sister to the decent handicapper South Cape and she appears to have a semblance of ability judged by her efforts on debut. She was notably green in the early stages but made some decent progress once the penny dropped and this wouldn't be the strongest maiden. La Toya J was in front of Red Yarn last time but had the benefit of a run already under her belt and she may be seen to better effect in handicap company. Cuthbert has had a few chances and the percentage call is to oppose him but this is his most realistic chance for a couple of runs so it would be folly to dismiss him out of hand. Spice Fair made a pleasing debut over a mile at this track and is sure to attract plenty of support on the back of that performance. He certainly merits respect and normal improvement from that run could make him hard to beat but the drop back in trip isn't certain to suit so a chance is taken with Red Yarn.
Cuthbert (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in last trio, hard ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 5l behind Kirsty's Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 3f out, never trouble leaders, 9th of 12, 18l behind Bronze Prince (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Jodawes (USA) Burning Roma colt out of Venetian Peach.
Katchmore (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Powerful Melody (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Maxijack (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Awkward start, always behind, 10th of 11, 13l behind Licence To Till (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) std.
Spice Fair 66-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked leaders, stumbled over 5f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Hidden Glory (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Chichi (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 14l behind Elation (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
La Toya J (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, switched inside and ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Madame Bonaparte (IRE) Where Or When filly out of Avit.
Red Yarn 20-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, behind until ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.