MY LUCKY FLAME produced a much-improved effort when stepped up to 3m here 11 days ago and we'll take the chance that this lightly-raced sort can reproduce that form dropping down to 2m4f. Bumper winner Bypass also goes on the short-list, however, while Emerald Rose was just beaten in a Worcester handicap earlier this month. Massannie, Presenting Me, Strangelittlegirl and Venceremos may also be capable of better while newcomer China Reel would be interesting if attracting market support.
Deb's Town 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, well beaten final 3f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Ulzana's Raid (10-12) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Emerald Rose 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway on outside 6th, challenged 3 out, led when mistake 2 out, soon headed, stayed on flat, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Princesse Fleur (10-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Massannie (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 1st or 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Dancingtilmidnight (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.
My Lucky Flame (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th, led approaching 4 out, mistake and headed 3 out, chased winner, stayed on same pace and no impression from last, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Silver Eagle (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gs.
Presenting Me (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Chased winner until stumbled 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression before next, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Emily's Flyer (10-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Strangelittlegirl 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders and keen, soon chased winner until before 8th, ridden after 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Midnight Macarena (10-13) at Southwell 3m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Venceremos 8-1 (10-5) Mid-division when fell 4th, in a race won by Tick Tocker (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 10 ran.
Bypass 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on well, won at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar beating Resourceful Miss (10-3) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
China Reel (IRE) Shantou filly out of Midnight Reel.