Ecossaise gets first-time blinkers having failed to land the odds over a mile here last week and she's worth taking on with GREAT EXPECTATIONS. The latter was spotted staying on well to grab fifth place at Kempton on last month's debut and John Jenkins' colt can find enough improvement to land this if taking to the surface. Too Late Jones wasn't beaten far at Wolverhampton on his first start for over a year and should go well, but Pulsatilla was expected to finish a bit closer than fifth on her handicap debut at this track last time. Newcomers Darcy May and Myfourthboy make no appeal on breeding.
Great Expectations 11-4 (9-3) Slowly into stride and hampered start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Yashila (8-7) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Myfourthboy Grape Tree Road gelding out of Firedancer.
Too Late Jones (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 11, 4l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Darcy May Danbird filly out of Oakwell Ace.
Ecossaise 10-11fav (9-0) Chased winner, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Community (8-7) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs.
Pulsatilla 11-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Minortransgression (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.