It was heavy ground when AUNTIE KATHRYN scored at Yarmouth last week. Her four-length victory suggests she can defy a penalty and she makes more appeal than September's Ffos Las winner Bitter Lemon. Steel Rain also arrives on the back of a victory but that came over 6f at Bath and Dancing Maite tends to save his best for the Polytrack these days. Steel City Boy has won twice on Turf but both came over a longer trip at Warwick and El Dececy was engaged to run at Southwell yesterday.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Outpaced, switched right towards stand side rail halfway, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct beating Simple Rhythm (8-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
Steel Rain 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ran on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft in Oct beating Ficelle (9-4) by shd, 15 ran.
Dancing Maite 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
El Dececy (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Led, joined halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Bitter Lemon 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, closed 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon edged right, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ffos Las 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep beating Roy's Legacy (9-2) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Overwhelm 18-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 33l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Yougoigo 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 15, 12l behind Farlow (9-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun '11.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to go 2nd post, not trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Havin' A Good Time (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (5) fbs in Oct.
Duke of Rainford 66-1 (8-7) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 5l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
First Rebellion 25-1 (8-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.