Doncaster maiden winner BAHIA EMERALD shaped well enough without looking like winning on her handicap debut at Nottingham last month. This looks easier and with further progress expected, Jeremy Noseda's filly can return to winning ways. Novabridge takes a drop in class and could figure given he landed a double over the minimum trip back in April, but Paradise Place keeps finding one too good and has risen in the weights once again as a result. Till Dawn ended last year with a trio of placed efforts over 5f and Eyes On may do better in first-time blinkers.
Novabridge 12-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Kyllachy Storm (8-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Paradise Place 9-4 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Pick A Little (8-9) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bahia Emerald (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Bumped start, held up in centre group, headway when groups merged over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Palais Glide (9-7) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Albany Rose (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Shes Rosie (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Cat Island 25-1 (8-12) In touch, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Rudegirl (8-12) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gs in Oct.
Eyes On 16-1 (8-6) Hampered soon after start, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 10l behind Dragonera (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in May.
Till Dawn (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Keen, soon in touch from wide draw, headway to 3rd 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out until near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Misscomplacent (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ajaafa 16-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind See The Storm (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Sirens 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Latin Lashes (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Alspritza 50-1 (8-9) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Black Cadillac (9-0) at Bath 5f mdn auc stks (6) fm in May.