After Timer has little chance at the weights and Thorpe Bay seems to prefer the Polytrack. The same comment applies to One More Roman, who finished in front of the disappointing favourite Faraway at Wolverhampton last time and Claretintheblood has proved better over 5f so far. That leaves us with ISHIAMIRACLE, who can be relied on to run her race at this track and looks up to winning in this company having finished third in a handicap over track and trip last week. Phil McEntee's filly gets the vote.
Faraway 6-4fav (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Tiablo (7-9) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Claretintheblood (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Laura's Bairn (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ishiamiracle 9-2 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden to join winner over 2f out, every chance until no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Reve du Jour (9-2) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
One More Roman (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Started slowly and awkward leaving stalls, behind, headway on wide outside 5f out, chased leaders 3f out, went 2nd 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Speedy Yaki (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Thorpe Bay 9-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Redair (8-5) at Lingfield 5f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
After Timer (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, weakened inside final 3f, last of 9, 14l behind Daddy Warbucks (8-7) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) sft in Oct.