The normally consistent Spinatrix ran a rare bad race at Doncaster last time but in much better company than this and Dutch Rose was nowhere near her best on her reappearance at Kempton. MISPLACED FORTUNE fared much better on her comeback at Pontefract and considering she won this race last year, Nigel Tinkler's mare gets the tentative vote. However, there are dangers abound among those making their seasonal debuts. Athenian hasn't raced since July but was a progressive sprinter last season and Hoodna ended the year with a third in Listed company at Newmarket. Body And Soul matured into a reliable filly last season and is another who could figure on her return to action.
Spinatrix 16-1 (8-2) Led until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 13th of 20, 9l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Misplaced Fortune 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 17l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Body And Soul (IRE) 4-1fav (8-1) Tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft in Oct beating Hototo (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 21 ran.
Gouray Girl (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Always in rear, last of 25, 39l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Athenian (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along and switched right over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, edged left, driven out, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul beating Tip Top Gorgeous (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Hoodna (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Raced far side overall leader, ridden and headed 2f out, keeping on one pace when hampered inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Love Island 11-1 (9-3) In rear far side group, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, went 2nd to far side group leader, held by stand side leaders, 8th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Bedloe's Island (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Caranbola 5-1 (8-7) With leader until 2f out, chasing leaders when carried right approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Mister Manannan (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 11l behind Move In Time (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Mar.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 16, 5l behind Enrol (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.