LABISA improved for handicap company last time out and has our confidence to go one better here in front of Special Cuvee and Embsay Crag. That run from the selection was especially pleasing as she was only beaten a neck by a horse setting a new track record. Furthermore it came after a break on quick ground over this trip and with the filly running off the same mark here she should be able to score. Special Curvee won a seller last time and will find life tougher back in this company. That said his mark now looks more realistic than in his last few attempts at handicapping and he should challenge. Embsay Crag competes off a rating just three pounds heavier for winning a weaker contest last time. The negative for this one is that he looks to need softer conditions. More Than Many was disappointing on handicap debut last time after winning a maiden on debut. It is possible is mark was far too high and if that was the case he looks well treated off seven pounds lighter. This looks a little more straight forward compared to the previous races with Labisa getting the vote.
Embsay Crag 11-1 (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct beating Clerk's Choice (9-7) by nk, 17 ran.
Labisa (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Pulled hard, in touch, led and hung left well over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, looked reluctant, kept on, 2nd of 13, nk behind Cornish Castle (8-12) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Prince Andjo (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
More Than Many (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, one pace final furlong, 9th of 20, 6l behind One Cool Kitty (8-10) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Kheskianto (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Southwell 7f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Hawkspring (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Nut Hand (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 2f out, headed and no extra over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Regal Lyric (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Sams Spirit 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 20l behind Imaam (8-11) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Mar.
Dancing Wave 18-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Just Timmy Marcus (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Miss Gibboa (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on, 6th of 13, 6l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-11) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Sep.
Miss Cracklinrosie 14-1 (8-12) Held up, improved over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Just Five (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Hawkleaf Flier (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Behind far side, outpaced halfway, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 23l behind Yorksters Girl (8-4) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) hvy in Oct.
Dante Deo (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Full Of Love (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gf.
Floods of Tears 66-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, headed over 5f out, chased leader after, ridden over 2f out, every chance when jinked badly left well over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 12, 12l behind Dark Ranger (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Miss Cameo (USA) 17-2 (7-13) In touch, raced keenly, not much room over 2f out, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sicilian Warrior (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Special Cuvee 2-1fav (8-13) Held up, effort over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, led soon after, ridden out, won at Folkestone 7f 3yo sll (6) gs in Mar beating River Rye (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.