Ishiamiracle has been placed on numerous occasions over longer trips at this track and is not one to have much faith in, while Mount McLeod is another who usually finds at least one too good. AMBITIOUS ICARUS is less exposed and has been placed in both starts including his debut on the Fibresand. With scope for further improvement and a 7lb claimer on board, Richard Guest's charge is taken to open his account. The remainder have shown little worthwhile form and look likely to struggle once again.
Gulf Storm (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Fly leapt start in rear, ridden halfway, kept on towards finish, 6th of 12, 11l behind Uncle Timmy (8-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Nov.
Essexvale (IRE) 40-1 (7-13) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 6l behind M J Woodward (7-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Gin Twist (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ambitious Icarus 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Twilight Allure (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Bella Ophelia (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 13l behind Decision By One (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Ishiamiracle 13-2 (8-5) Ran loose before start, led, clear halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dark Falcon (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Forever Janey 40-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and effort 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.