Hubood and Field Finner have had just the one outing each and should finish closer here with improvement expected. Gorgeous Goblin has run her best races at this track and finished runner-up in a handicap here last Friday, while My Best Man has a second at Kempton to his credit. However, ROSA LUXEMBURG is likely to prove popular on her belated debut as she's a half-sister to three winners including this season's high-class two-year-old Frederick Engels so Bryan Smart's filly gets the vote.
Bird Dog 66-1 (8-2) Dwelt soon switched left, in touch halfway, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Wreningham (8-8) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
My Best Man 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Lucky Royale (8-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Bint Elnadim (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 9l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Field Finner 28-1 (8-9) Slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, 9th of 10, 20l behind Riczar (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort to chase winner entering final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Steel City Boy (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Hubood 22-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Tanmawy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Littleportnbrandy (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 11th of 13, 38l behind Maven (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mrs Medley 100-1 (8-11) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, weakened entering final 2f, 7th of 8, 22l behind Take Cover (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Rosa Luxemburg Needwood Blade filly out of Colonel's Daughter.