A competitive handicap for the money where we will give another chance to SPECIAL CUVEE, with last-time winners Camerooney and Miss Bootylishes heading up the opposition. The selection is developing into a specialist over a mile and goes well here, after two excellent efforts in recent weeks. He is 5lbs better off with Camerooney for just a quarter-of-a-length when the pair met here earlier in the month, has won over this trip, and may be one to catch right with the visor now swapped for blinkers. Camerooney is respected despite that weight disadvantage. Miss Bootylishes won a claimer here over this trip last time but a 5lb rise and the return to a handicap will make this a tougher assignment and we'll take her on. General Tufto is 7lbs higher than when a course and distance winner a month ago but has been held from similar marks since and cannot be backed with confidence, and Vertigo On Course might be a better proposition. Richard Fahey's mare was a fast ground Yarmouth scorer in September and tries this surface for the first time. As one who acts with cut on turf she might be able to perform on this surface and a market check is advised with the yard going well. Even so, Special Cuvee is taken to come good this time.
Miss Bootylishes 13-2 (8-9) With leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on near finish, won at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs beating Clear Sailing (8-11) by hd, 9 ran.
Miss Christophene (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon ridden along in rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Calahonda (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
General Tufto 15-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on until one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hit The Switch (8-2) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Tobrata 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, chased leader 3f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Cosimo De Medici (8-7) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (6) fbs.
Vertigo On Course (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, stayed on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Edas (10-8) at Musselburgh 1m 1f am hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Special Cuvee 5-2fav (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Transmission (8-13) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs.
Bajan Pride 9-2 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, to dead heat for 3rd post, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Camerooney (8-4) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Camerooney 14-1 (8-4) Made all, ridden and hard pressed from over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on near finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Special Cuvee (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.