MODERN LADY won over the minimum trip at Kempton last time and can go in again. Today's rival Marmot Bay was less than a length away in third and has since franked the form with victory in a seller over 6f at this track. She'll do well to reverse running on worse terms today, however, and the remainder are harder to fancy. Harrogate Fair reverted to type after popping up at Yarmouth last month and Musselburgh winner, Mill End Dancer, couldn't cope with a 5lb rise at Redcar during the week but Lexi's Beauty may do better on her handicap debut.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Made all, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct beating Cracking Choice (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Harrogate Fair 16-1 (8-2) Soon close up, pushed along and lost place halfway, last of 8, 11l behind Reliant Robin (9-4) at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Modern Lady 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, held on well near finish, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Prince Of Prophets (8-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Frans Hals 12-1 (9-3) Hampered start, chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on to go 3rd closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Keep The Dream (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 5l behind Smart Daisy K (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Proventi 66-1 (9-2) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and lost place before halfway, last of 12, 14l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Michael's Song (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 5l behind Hartwright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Mill End Dancer 8-1 (8-6) Prominent, soon driven, weakened halfway, 7th of 9, 4l behind Dream Vale (9-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Royal Jenray 100-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Scarlet Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, 7th of 9, 10l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Cos I Can 33-1 (8-1) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 7, 7l behind Harrogate Fair (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.