BIG KENNY has made a vast improvement since being gelded and returned an easy winner on his last couple of outings. He has a 11lb hike in the weights to contend with but ran out a ready five-length winner over track and trip last time and the hat trick beckons. Excel Best ran well for third over a mile here recently and can figure on his handicap debut while Cascadia picked up a claimer over course and distance back in August and is another to consider. Volodina has shot up the weights without actually winning and Hasta La Vista has plenty to find with the selection.
Evacusafe Lady 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Starlight Princess (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Excel Best 6-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 3f out, soon ridden, edged left and carried head high over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lesha (9-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Big Kenny 9-4 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Masterpaver (9-4) by 5l, 7 ran.
Cascadia (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 13th of 16, 47l behind Ahoy There (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Three Heart's 12-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 16l behind Ejadah (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Volodina (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tears of The Sun (9-0) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) fbs.
Armelle (FR) 7-1 (7-9) Dwelt ridden along in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Captain Secret (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
Hasta La Vista 6-1 (8-6) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 12l behind Big Kenny (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Worcharlie'slass 33-1 (8-4) Outpaced in rear, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Slinky Mcvelvet (8-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.