Seren Cwmtudu had little chance in a Grade 2 at Ascot after landing a novices' event at Taunton and this is more her class. Kaituna scored at Plumpton in November and ran well in a handicap there last month. She should give a good account but AM I BLUE looks the one to be on as she is fit from the Flat and looked a nice staying prospect when completing a double at Hereford and Newton Abbot in September. The best is yet to be seen of the lightly-raced Kings Queen, a winner between the flags in Ireland and showing a little promise in her three starts for Tom George.
Am I Blue 14-1 (10-7) Chased leader, every chance 3 out, 4th when not fluent next, weakened on long run soon after, 7th of 15, 14l behind Cinderella Rose (11-1) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Kaituna (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In touch in rear, hit 5th, ridden and headway 3 out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Arctic Flow (9-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened 7th, behind when pulled up 9th, in a race won by Sparky May (11-0) at Ascot 3m hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan, 8 ran.
Bully Wuskers (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, 11th approaching 3 out, chased leaders approaching straight, no impression in 6th from 2 out, 7th of 17, 14l behind Odonimee (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Chestnut Lilly 100-1 (10-3) In rear, ridden after 6th, tailed off 8th, 14th of 16, well behind Oscargo (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
Enchanted Approach (IRE) 28-1 (9-12) Prominent, weakened from 5th, 7th of 11, 23l behind Letham Island (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Kings Queen (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 9, 26l behind Definitley Lovely (10-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.
Living Proof (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Mid-ivision on inside, reminders before 6th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Naughty Naughty (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Mew Gull 40-1 (11-2) Towards rear on outside, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Jaya Bella (11-2) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Feb.
Mrs Peacock (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 6th and took keen hold, headed 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Francesa (10-3) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs, 7 ran.
Shannons Firth (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, soon struggling, 9th of 18, 20l behind Hurricane Milly (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb '10.
Thorney Rose (IRE) 200-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly and last 4th, blundered and lost touch next, 12th of 15, well behind Arthur's Pass (11-1) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Dane Cottage 33-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led, headed after 4th and dropped to 3rd, ridden and weakened before 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Balerina (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f 4yo flls nov hdl (4) gd.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up behind and keen, headway on inside over 4f out, ridden and raced standside over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 5l behind Plan A (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct (flat).