Gawdawpalin won a maiden at Windsor recently and makes his handicap debut but Royal Pearl picked-up a claimer here last time and will find this tougher. INDIGO (NAP) won her second handicap when also successful at the track and it could pay to stick with Mark Usher's filly with an apprentice's allowance negating a 5lb rise in the weights. Brave Archibald has plenty to find with the selection and previous Redcar winner Planetaria failed to cope with a penalty on his latest start.
Gawdawpalin (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Oct beating Jazzy (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Silent Dreamer 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, outpaced and behind over 4f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 14l behind Florencio (8-13) at Chelmsford City 6f (4) pol in Oct.
Brave Archibald (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Marcle (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f (6) pol in Oct.
Indigo 7-1 (9-4) Led 1f, settled 3rd, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, led post, won at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Sep beating Criminalistic (9-5) by ns, 11 ran.
Royal Pearl 5-2fav (8-11) Dwelt in touch, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m stks (5) pol in Oct beating Bourne Symphony (8-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Planetaria (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Weld Al Khawaneej (9-0) at Ayr 7f (6) gd in Sep.
Approcaillis (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Gold Faith (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Winged Dancer 20-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Little Avon (9-0) at Leicester 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Albert Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) 2nd after 1f until ridden inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Opera Baron (9-5) at Nottingham 1m (5) gs in Oct.
Palpitation (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dark Crescent (9-7) at Haydock 7f (5) gs in Oct.