Ayr Missile should be winning this season judged on last year's best efforts notably a second at Haydock. Clock Opera has failed to show any progress on the Polytrack so far this year, but the return to this surface may help and the same applies to NEXT DOOR. Sent off favourite at Wolverhampton on her comeback, she could only manage third, but will be straighter today and David Barron's filly can open her account. Macaabra showed some ability when placed on the Polytrack on her debut in November, while Sorcellerie has claims on last May's debut at Newmarket as she returns to action for a new trainer.
Auntie Mildred (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 10, 19l behind Movementneverlies (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
Ayr Missile 2-1fav (8-6) Close up, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Pure Excellence (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Branston Jubilee 33-1 (9-0) Went left start, raced near side, chased leader, hung left from 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 14l behind Eminently (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Clock Opera (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Led until over 2f out, stayed on under pressure, not pace of winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Sand Boy (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Macaabra (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Equity Risk (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Misty Pearl Royal Applause filly out of Pearl Valley.
Next Door (IRE) 15-8fav (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sewn Up (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Pink Cadillac 40-1 (8-1) Pecked start, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind Skidby Mill (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Sorcellerie 12-1 (8-8) In touch 4f, 8th of 15, 8l behind Light Up My Life (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.