MISSION IMPOSSIBLE hasn't won since April of last year but has dropped in the weights accordingly and is now on a mark he can win from, as emphasised by his close second at Newcastle on Saturday. Showtime Star has improved with each run but has plenty to do on his handicap debut but Secret Applause is another who has dropped to a lenient mark following a long losing spell. A J Cook's only success came over the minimum trip here last summer while the assessor appears to have got to Emily Davison. Brian Rothwell could do with a bit of good fortune and Tell Me When has shown enough to suggest she can go well, especially as her best run came here in April.
Silver Lightening (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 14th of 18, 21l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Bonnie Charlie 9-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on final 100 yards, never on terms, 6th of 8, 3l behind Baron Run (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Showtime Star 4-1 (9-12) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, nk behind Rust (9-12) at Catterick 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Mission Impossible 2-1fav (9-10) Chased leaders stand side, led stand side group 1f out, stayed on well, chased winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Spring Bird (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bapak Muda (USA) 22-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 2l behind Fast Finian (9-2) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gd.
Emily Davison (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-8) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Secret Applause 4-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Centre Haafhd (9-7) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
A J Cook (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Goadby (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Tadalavil (8-8) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Tell Me When 25-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Katawi (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rosie Hall (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Pushed along from stalls, chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, went 3rd halfway until over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Cape of Hope (9-1) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gf.
Pink Cadillac 14-1 (8-9) With leaders, lost place 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 14l behind Xclusive (9-5) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Singing Star (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Pearl Noir (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Wimboldsley 33-1 (9-5) Led, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 22l behind Jailawi (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.