Frankthetank showed a big improvement on his first start on the Fibresand when scoring easily over 7f last week. He had Day Star Lad back in third and gave the impression this longer trip would suit. It's All A Game has a recent win over track and trip to his name but that came courtesy of COLUMBIAN ROULETTE. The latter was well clear in the closing stages when veering badly and depositing his rider on the deck. Blinkers have been added today and Charlie Hills' colt is fancied to make amends in this. Ayr winner Marlismamma and Pacquita are unknowns on the surface but capable of getting involved on their best form.
Frankthetank (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Witchy Woman (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, headway and wide entering straight, led inside final 2f, driven clear from over 1f out, in command when jinked left and unseated rider inside final furlong, in a race won by It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs, 7 ran.
Marlismamma (FR) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Heroique (9-4) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Day Star Lad 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Frankthetank (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Pacquita 9-1 (8-11) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Heroique (9-4) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
It's All A Game 5-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression in 2nd when hampered and left in lead again inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Royal Bushida (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Application 33-1 (8-7) Soon in last pair, never on terms, last of 7, 28l behind Like A Diamond (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.