It's difficult to pick holes in the recent form of Mini's Destination but she's jumped up 7lb in the weights since her latest success at Salisbury and Nicky Mackay has ridden her six times in the past without managing to get her head in front. She's passed over here in favour of Irish import QEETHAARA, who will be suited by this stiff mile and escapes a penalty for her cosy win in an apprentices' event at Warwick last week. Spavento has struggled since winning at Newcastle last month but Wiseman's Diamond ran a lot better at Ripon 11 days ago and is on a decent mark nowadays.
Qeethaara (USA) 9-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, smooth headway 2f out, tracked leader on bit over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Genes Of A Dancer (8-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Alioonagh (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Rider removed blind late, slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 18l behind Fun Affair (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Spavento (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Kenyan Cat (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sennockian Storm (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Classic Descent (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Mini's Destination 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 3f out, chased leader 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Border Abby (8-5) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 14-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders and keen, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Classic Descent (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Lady Excel (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Lunar Promise (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gee Ceffyl Bach 33-1 (8-9) Held up in touch in rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 9, 6l behind Astrodonna (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 20-1 (7-8) Led, joined 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 14l behind Princess Lexi (9-8) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gd.
Generous Genella 22-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Cotton Grass (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.