Sonny Jim was tailed off over track and trip on his penultimate start and finished a long way behind runner-up Strandfield Bay here last time. But the latter has yet to prove she stays this far having gone close over the short 1m2f at this track. GWAEL makes more appeal as James Tate's filly has been placed over today's distance at Southwell on a couple of occasions now and may well find this faster surface more to her liking. The Street Cry filly, Summer School, makes her racecourse debut and is worth noting along with Silent Sam of the newcomers.
Silent Sam Elusive City gelding out of Luisa Miller.
Sonny Jim 66-1 (9-8) Held up, reminders 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Nickels And Dimes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, headway 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly entering final furlong, slightly hampered and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Nickels And Dimes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Gwael (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Pecked leaving stalls, in touch, tracked winner 7f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Caterina De Medici (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
I Am Who I Am Notnowcato filly out of Elusive Kitty.
Summer School Street Cry filly out of Measured Tempo.
The Bay Tigress 25-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 13l behind Ana Shababiya (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.