A winner over a mile at Bath last season, AMISTRESS took the step up in distance in her stride when scoring over C&D last time. She only just got the better of Standout on that occasion but there should be plenty more to come over middle-distances. Rosa Midnight is less certain to appreciate today's longer trip but September's Kempton winner should give a good account nevertheless, while Subramaniam looks capable of improving on his recent comeback effort on the Polytrack and can figure. Echos Of Motivator looks in need of some respite from the handicapper and was well beaten on his only start on turf last year.
Echos Of Motivator 3-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, ridden one pace and no impression when hung left over 1f out, 4th of 7, 5l behind Birdwatcher (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Better Self 5-1 (8-7) Slowly away, raced in last, kept on from over 1f out to take 3rd inside final furlong, never near front pair, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Malice Or Mischief (9-11) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
King Kurt (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, 11th of 14, 20l behind One Lucky Lady (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Oct.
Rosa Midnight (USA) 3-1 (8-4) Soon in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Najoum (9-7) at Kempton 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Amistress 10-1 (8-7) Prominent early, tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed 1f out, kept up strong challenge, regained lead close home, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Standout (9-5) by ns, 10 ran.
Subramaniam 10-1 (9-7) Led 1f, close up, reminders halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4l behind Gower Rules (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Market Maker (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) In rear, not trouble leaders, 9th of 14, 17l behind One Lucky Lady (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Oct.
Eduardo 16-1 (8-7) Held up behind, headway on outer over 2f out, soon edged right, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind City Legend (9-6) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Varlak 10-1 (9-0) In rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 16l behind Dance For Livvy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Carver County (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Boogie Star (8-6) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.