SMALL FURY won over 5f at Southwell last month and just failed to hang on over 6f at Lingfield last week. Jo Hughes' filly gets the nod back over the minimum trip today. Faffa and Tartan Blue finished behind the selection at Southwell and the latter has boosted the form since with a win at Kempton. Cymeriad has an earlier second over 6f here to her credit but the remainder have plenty of catching up to do with Beacon Tarn perhaps the best of them having dropped a couple of pounds since her fourth at Redcar.
Small Fury (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) With leader, ridden over 1f out, led and edged right just inside final furlong, hard pressed towards finish when edged right, headed post, 2nd of 12, ns behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Beacon Tarn 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Be On The Bell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Faffa 20-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 27l behind Red Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tartan Blue 4-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mossgo (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Cashel's Missile (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division and pushed along, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Modern Lady (9-2) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cymeriad 18-1 (8-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Layla's Oasis (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Fit For A King (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Raced keenly in touch, driven 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hats Off 25-1 (8-9) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 17l behind Royal Caper (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Greenery (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Fat Bottom Girl 50-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Greenery (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.