It was only a seller that MADE IN THE SHADE won at Beverley last time but that's still better form than any of today's opponents have managed recently. Premier Choice makes his handicap and seasonal debut and may do better this year and the same comment applies to Koolgreycat. Busy Bimbo is 5lb lower than when third over C&D in October and Miserere Mei may do best of the remainder though she still looks a shade high in the weights.
Premier Choice 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced 2f out, plugged on again closing stages, 7th of 11, 7l behind Master Bond (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Koolgreycat (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 8l behind Rougini (8-6) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Made In The Shade 5-1 (8-3) Prominent, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, won at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) gd beating Red Shadow (8-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced when faultered slightly well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 36l behind Alive And Kicking (10-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Lowtherwood 4-1 (9-6) Hung left throughout, led 1f, chased winner until halfway, soon ridden, weakened inside final 2f, last of 6, 10l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Gran Canaria Queen 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace when hampered inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Betty Brook (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Pavers Star 150-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 15l behind Idler (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.