Some guesswork needed as to who will best handle the testing ground. RED FOUR gets the speculative vote as she's been competing in better maidens than this and her winning half-sister scored in heavy going. Snowy Dawn appeared to act in the soft ground at Warwick but just wasn't good enough while Poor Duke has a second at Yarmouth to his credit though he disappointed when favourite on the Polytrack last time. There should be more to come from both Noble Gift and Entrapping and the newcomer Mystery Woman is worth noting.
Entrapping 7-1 (9-3) Led, jinked on bend 7f out, not keen and carried head high after, pushed along and headed entering final 2f, no chance when lost 2nd over 1f out, hung right and weakened final furlong, lost 2 places in closing stages, 5th of 6, 10l behind Lord Provost (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Noble Gift 66-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 9l behind Code Of Honor (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
See And Be Seen 150-1 (9-3) In touch in mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 13l behind So Beloved (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Bertie Moon Bertolini colt out of Fleeting Moon.
Poor Duke (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 12, 8l behind Pinarius (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Snowy Dawn 100-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 5l behind Mission Approved (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Sweet Martoni 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind most of way, 9th of 13, 14l behind Zurigha (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Red Four 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Miss Marjurie (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Zinnobar Ishiguru filly out of Demolition Jo.
Mystery Woman (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Parvenue.