Finesse ended the last campaign with a victory at Wolverhampton and was expected to make a successful reappearance there but missed the break and couldn't quite get there. She should improve for the run but will find it difficult conceding 8lb to IT'S MY TIME. Richard Fahey's filly was having her first start for the yard when an excellent second to Creek Falcon at Doncaster and should progress enough to gain her first success. Scottish Glen only had four runs last year and won three of them. He isn't too badly treated despite those victories and would be a real threat if ready after a break. Peace Seeker has continued to climb the weights without winning over the past year and looks a few pounds high at present.
Peace Seeker 3-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Langley Vale (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
George Baker (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 23l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Diamondhead (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) With leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Valdaw (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Finesse 6-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, hung left over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to snatch 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Amethyst Dawn (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr.
Albaqaa 13-2 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 29l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Scottish Glen 7-1 (9-8) In rear, headway when not much room well over 1f out, soon edged right, straightened up and ran on well to lead final 75 yards, edged right, ridden out, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating Gifted Dancer (9-3) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Excellent Jem 2-1 (9-3) Chased winner throughout, hard ridden and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Easy Over (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up, headway 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11l behind Admiralty (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
It's My Time 7-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Creek Falcon (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Wise Venture (IRE) 10-3fav (8-10) Raced keenly, led until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Spin Cast (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Creek Falcon (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.