GRATZIE ended last year well beaten in a much better maiden than this but had gone close in all three of her earlier outings. She can open her account in this company if running somewhere near her mark on her return. Jolly Red Jeanz has plenty to find at the weights with the selection despite running well over 6f here last time and Irish raider Erwhons Gift is even harder to fancy on today's terms. The dam of Tom Mann won over 7f on the all-weather and his yard's decent strike rate at this course makes David Barron's newcomer worthy of attention.
Private Jones 100-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and weakened quickly over 3f out, last of 13, well behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Premier Jack's 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, hung right and not clear run over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 15l behind Pactolus (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Tom Mann (IRE) Sir Percy gelding out of Fantasy Princess.
Erwhons Gift (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Soon raced in rear, pushed along over 2f out, went 4th under 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Caso Do Lago (9-2) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.
Gratzie 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 5f, 10th of 11, 13l behind Rosehill Artist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gf in Sep.
Harboured (USA) 9-1 (8-7) In rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Ealain Aibrean (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Harlequin Jinks 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, soon outpaced, weakened over 2f out, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 20l behind Divine (8-13) at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol.
Jolly Red Jeanz (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Ealain Aibrean (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mink Coat Amadeus Wolf filly out of Grand Slam Maria.
Mon Petit Secret 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Jacquotte Delahaye (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.