TIDAL'S BABY went close in a handicap at Kempton in September and gets the vote ahead of chief rival Crazy Too on that piece of form. The latter ran well on a couple of occasions at this track last month and should be thereabouts again. Bull Bay is less exposed but was tailed off last time and Brown Volcano has been unable to build on his third at Bath in August. Sherry Cherie made a modest debut when unfancied at Pontefract back in April but may have improved since.
Brown Volcano (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, chased leaders in 3rd halfway, soon in rear and outpaced, kept on same pace final furlong, last of 4, 7l behind Finesse (8-12) at Ffos Las 5f mdn stks (4) gs in Sep.
Bull Bay 40-1 (9-3) Chased over 3f, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 32l behind Panzanella (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Ioannou Excellent Art colt out of Sandtime.
Living Leader 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 14l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Tidal's Baby 11-2 (9-6) Outpaced towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Gladiatrix (9-4) at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear and outpaced, 6th of 7, 6l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Crazy Too (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Off the pace in 7th, headway on outside 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance until not pace of winner well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Lulla (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Flumps Auction House filly out of Demolition Jo.
Sherry Cherie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 11l behind Lisiere (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Apr.
Stoneacre Hull (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Off the pace in 5th, pushed along and outpaced halfway, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 8, 6l behind Havin' A Good Time (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.