Cathcart Castle finished a close-up sixth at Brighton and is capable of getting involved, while If What And Maybe has been placed in similar company over slightly longer trips recently. Pursuing is getting nearer to breaking her duck and went close at Wolverhampton on her latest outing, but a chance is taken on THE AUCTIONEER. He improved with every run in maiden company at the end of last year and, despite returning from a lay-off, Willie Musson's charge won't have to improve much in such a weak handicap to come out best.
Diplomasi 14-1 (9-1) Close up, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 12l behind Glass Mountain (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Loves Theme (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Oetzi (8-8) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
The Auctioneer (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, lost ground approaching 2f out, stayed on under a hand ride to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind March On Beetroot (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Harry Lime 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along and struggling in 7th over 3f out, 9th of 12, 22l behind Librettela (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
If What And Maybe 6-1 (8-12) Led and soon clear ntil over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Mazij (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gd.
Cathcart Castle 11-2fav (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 6th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Penang Cinta (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gay Gallivanter 8-1 (9-1) In rear, some late headway, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 4l behind Methayel (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Pursuing 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind El Libertador (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Avon Supreme 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up mid-division on outer, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 14l behind Croeso Mawr (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ohwhatalady (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leader 3f, prominent, ridden and weakened 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 45l behind Jameel (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Long Live Love (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 3f out, no chance with leading pair from over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 18l behind Princess Icicle (8-10) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Dashing Eddie (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 7th of 13, 8l behind Vetvey (9-7) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.