Volodina went close in maiden race here back in August but has gone off the boil since. Definite Secret never threatened the winner when third on her handicap debut here last month but steps up in trip and finished just ahead of Day Star Lad last time. Thirsk winner WITCHY WOMAN has her first start since October although she's related to a winner on the Fibresand and may well be good enough on her return to action. Illegal Action and Solent Lad are others to look out for in a poor handicap.
Casper Lee (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 15l behind Captain Secret (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Volodina (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Soon pushed along in rear, never on terms, hung badly right final furlong, 8th of 9, 20l behind Excel Best (9-7) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Clapperboard 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Green Music (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Definite Secret 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Razin' Hell (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Witchy Woman 6-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 3f, tailed off, last of 9, 47l behind Marlismamma (8-4) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Illegal Action (USA) 12-1 (8-3) Pulled hard in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when hampered close home, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mersad (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Day Star Lad 9-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Exceeding Power (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Trigger Park (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Dutchartcollector (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Tinchy Ryder 22-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Ribbleton (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct.
Frankthetank (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always in rear, detatched over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 22l behind Nova Champ (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Solent Lad (USA) 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Big Kenny (8-9) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.