Ofelia and Winter Picnic appeal as typical sorts to fare significantly better now moving into handicaps whilst Marlismamma turns up just half a dozen days after disappointing at Beverley. She'd shown enough previously to indicate a small handicap such as this could come her way off a mark of 52. Vosne Romanee has found life slightly tougher off his current mark but is respected here although he may be just that little too close to DUTCH LADY in the handicap to overturn the topweight. The latter has progressed well this term and finished to real effect when causing a 50-1 shock at Thirsk last time. This follow-up attempt will clarify if there was any element of fluke about that victory but it didn't look that way and is taken to back up her victory despite an 8lb punishment from the assessor.
Dutch Lady 50-1 (8-7) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely, held on well, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Starlight Serenade (9-7) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Vosne Romanee 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 4l behind Trinity Star (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gee Sharp 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 14l behind Trinity Star (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Genax (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Razin' Hell (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Winter Picnic (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Kalon Brama (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Marlismamma (FR) 11-1 (8-4) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 17l behind Spiceupyourlife (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Ofelia (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Steadied start, in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 9l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Tortoise 40-1 (8-5) Slowly away, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 18l behind Trinity Star (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Oriental Dream (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.