MUCKY MOLLY had no chance against much higher rated rivals in a seller here last time and ran accordingly. However, she's quite capable of beating today's lesser lights as she won a handicap over track and trip on her penultimate start. Mataajir is a course and distance winner but out of form and Michael's Nook will need to step up on his previous efforts on this surface if he's to figure. San Jose City has gone close here in the distant past and may prove best of the remainder with a recent run at Kempton under his belt.
Mucky Molly 22-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Alpha Tauri (9-8) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Mataajir (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, ridden well over 1f out, plugged on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 11, 8l behind Elusive Hawk (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Michael's Nook 7-2fav (9-4) Started slowly, held up in 6th, headway and not clearest of runs over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Blue Noodles (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ishetoo 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, short-lived effort on inside over 2f out, last of 12, 7l behind Victorian Number (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Sextons House (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Flow Chart (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
San Jose City (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon switched right, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Chandrayaan (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
La Giaconda 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, last of 11, 7l behind Rigid (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Hawaiian Freeze 50-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Rigid (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.