Although he was only winning a seller here last time FACE THE FUTURE may have surpassed his official mark of 52 in doing so and therefore might not have to find much improvement to win a first handicap from today's pitch of 58. The front pair were clear that day, adding at least some weight to the form, while the cheekpieces stay on and he can follow-up. Geronimo Chief is 5lb higher than when winning over a mile here earlier in the month, but that is unlikely to have been a better effort than our selection and he may have to improve to win again. Mary Boyle disappointed when fancied in a claimer here last time and will have her work cut out from this mark back in a handicap, while Urban Kode may now do better after a 5lb drop and a step-up in trip and should be taken seriously, particularly if supported. Irie Ute is another to consider.
Irie Ute 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out, led well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Prince Of Burma (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mary Boyle 7-4fav (7-13) Keen, raced wide, tracked leaders, saddle slipped forward and led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 14l behind Endaxi Mana Mou (8-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Face The Future 9-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon under pressure, headed inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead close home, won at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs beating Ivan's A Star (8-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven out, won at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Phoenix Flame (8-11) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Deva Le Deva (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Microlight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ace Master 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Shostakovich (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Urban Kode (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear when ran wide on bend halfway, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 7th of 12, 8l behind Cinderkamp (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Miss Cosette (IRE) 5-1fav (7-10) Soon ridden along in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 11l behind Battery Power (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Fearless Poet (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 11, 37l behind Our Dynasty (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs in Oct.
Torteval (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Chased leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Barista (9-7) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Iwantobreakfree 66-1 (8-1) Dwelt and went left start, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 8l behind Mega Mount (9-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
False Promises 25-1 (8-6) Pushed along in mid-division, never a factor, 6th of 10, 11l behind Misscomplacent (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.