Tricky Situation is respected at this level on debut for a new yard but she clearly hasn't been easy to train and may be best watched unless market support is forthcoming. In any respect, she could struggle to get the better of INDOCHINA who appears to have been found the perfect opportunity to open his account following a nose defeat in a far more competitive race than this at Doncaster in July. His subsequent absence is a slight concern but he's still fancied to brush aside a generous 2lb rise in the weights before taking up one of his two entries later in the week where he will escape a penalty for this win in an apprentice handicap which can see rising star Neil Farley ride a winner on his first mount for a powerful stable.
Tricky Situation 9-4 (8-9) Prominent, ridden along over 3f out, driven and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sanctuary (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun '09.
Alsahil (USA) 11-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 13l behind Aussie Blue (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Indochina 11-2 (8-3) Led, edged right over 3f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, fought with winner throughout final furlong, lost on the nod, 2nd of 6, ns behind Sparkling Smile (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, soon towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Bollin Judith (9-12) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Royal Premier (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 5, 4l behind Broughtons Point (10-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Grey Command (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place 2f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Cherri Fosfate (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Leaving Alone (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 18l behind Danceintothelight (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.