Bentons Lad showed improvement for the step up in distance at Catterick while Nam Ma Prow and Crafty Spell are stoutly-bred, though both were well beaten over the same race over this trip at Wolverhampton last time. Vosne Romanee won over 1m1f on the Polytrack last week but now has a penalty and may struggle to stay this far. NEWGATE QUEEN is related to hurdlers and the extra yardage is sure to help. She has shown ability in slightly better company and may be capable of defying top weight in a modest handicap.
Newgate Queen 5-1 (7-7) In touch, ridden 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Lady Yeats (8-8) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gs.
Nam Ma Prow 100-1 (8-7) Led 2f, tracked leader until over 6f out, hampered 5f out and lost place, ridden when headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 30l behind Galizzi (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Vosne Romanee 9-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up, not clear run briefly over 2f out, headway on inside soon after, led over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Whispering Star (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Bentons Lad 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Maxie T (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Sirpertan 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Blue Atlantic (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Crafty Spell 6-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 31l behind Galizzi (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Tawan 150-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 29l behind Hymenaios (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Barbara Elizabeth 11-1 (7-12) In rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Hatti (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.