Kodatish finished ahead of Ovett here last time and is dropped in class. He should figure as a consequence but this is tougher than the race won by Harrogate Fair over track and trip a fortnight ago when Modern Lady finished runner-up. Indian Affair may do better back over the minimum trip and makes more appeal than Layla's Oasis but SMART DAISY K is proving consistent and opened her account over C&D last time. She's taken to follow-up on her handicap debut.
Smart Daisy K 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway between horses inside final furlong, led towards finish, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Free Island (8-12) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mossgo (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Behind and outpaced, never dangerous, last of 8, 24l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-2) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Ovett 2-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rhagori Aur (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Kodatish (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Went right start, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Rhagori Aur (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Layla's Oasis 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Blazing Knight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Indian Affair 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, still every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Gallena (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Harrogate Fair 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Modern Lady (9-6) by hd, 9 ran.
Modern Lady 3-1fav (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, headed well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Harrogate Fair (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Someone's Darling 7-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Mixed Message (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Cymeriad 10-1 (8-3) Led 2f, tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Blazing Knight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.