Rated 77, Liquid Lunch should have done better at Carlisle last month and Summer Blossom has also had plenty of chances having returned a losing favourite on several occasions. Finch Hatton failed to land the odds when only third at Kempton last time but THE COTSWOLD WASP showed a big improvement when runner-up at Pontefract despite having to switched for a clear run and John Quinn’s colt rates the selection on that form. Epaulini and Miss Sabina are likely improvers in a competitive novices races.
Epaulini 5-1 (9-2) Early to post, tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Legal Tender (9-2) at Redcar 5f stks (6) gf in Sep.
Finch Hatton 4-7fav (9-1) Raced freely, pressed leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Invincibella (8-10) at Kempton 5f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Leodis Dream (IRE) Dandy Man gelding out of Paddy Again.
Liquid Lunch (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 14, 9 1/2l behind Praxidice (8-11) at Carlisle 6f stks (5) sft in Sep.
The Cotswold Wasp 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort when short of room over 1f out, soon switched right, never a threat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Red Saree (9-0) at Pontefract 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Celestial Warrior (IRE) Helmet filly out of Winged Harriet.
Lady Mayhem (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Aldana (9-0) at Newcastle 6f fll stks (5) pol in Sep.
Miss Sabina 66-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and not much room, in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, unable to get on terms, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Life of Riley (9-2) at Ripon 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Mixed Up Miss (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mid-division, never involved, 7th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Enchanted Linda (9-4) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gd in Sep.
Our Wynnie (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Legal Tender (9-2) at Redcar 5f stks (6) gf in Sep.
Summer Blossom (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind True Hero (9-5) at Nottingham 5f mdn stks (4) gd in Oct.