It was fast going when LITTLE CARMELA won this two years ago off a 5lb higher mark. She's been running well recently and may be good enough to give weight to some modest performers, though Southwell third Storm To Pass can't be ignored and Chosen Dream just failed to land a gamble at Fontwell last month. Handford Henry needs more while The Ferick has been equally disappointing and Custer Of The West was engaged to run at Wincanton yesterday.
Little Carmela 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 8, 8l behind Solis (10-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Custer Of The West (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 34l behind Helium (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Storm To Pass 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway on inside when not fluent 8th, close 3rd when not fluent last, one pace and held flat, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Adios Alonso (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Handford Henry (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In rear, headway before 2 out, soon went 4th, no impression, 4th of 7, 41l behind Sergeant Dick (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Deportation 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 7th, soon well behind, 7th of 12, 29l behind Samingarry (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Took keen hold, chased leader until 2nd, chased leaders, outpaced in 4th after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, hung left under pressure and no impression before last, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Princely Hero (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
The Ferick (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Jeano De Toulouse (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Indian Citizen (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) In touch, went left and mistake 3 out, ridden and close up 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 11, 7l behind Midnight Whisper (11-7) at Taunton 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Hero's Call 5-2 (10-13) In touch in 4th, went 3rd from 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Zelos Diktator (10-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
Onwards'n'upwards 50-1 (10-0) Went left 1st, towards rear, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, not fluent and driven 3 out, weakened soon after, 11th of 13, 36l behind Golden Games (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.