It usually pays to stick with horses that show a particular liking for this surface. JACK'S REVENGE did just that when leaving his previous form behind to win his maiden over C&D last week. He beat Three Opera Divas by over three lengths and should confirm the form despite the worse terms. Third-placed Ace Master gave the form a boost by winning here on Tuesday when he had Come On Eileen well behind once again, while Reachforthebucks is best watched making his all-weather debut after three modest efforts on turf last year.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven over 1f out, hung left final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m Maiden Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) fbs beating Three Opera Divas (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Three Opera Divas 5-1 (9-2) Close up, edged left over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Jack's Revenge (8-12) at Southwell 1m Maiden Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) fbs.
Ace Master 3-1fav (8-13) Prominent, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Govenor General (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Reachforthebucks 125-1 (9-0) Pressed leader to 3f out, soon lost place, ridden and edged right over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 18, 23l behind Rain Mac (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Come On Eileen (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Held up in touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Ace Master (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.