held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out
held up, headway to go in touch 5f out, ridden to chase leader approaching 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on
prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
raced very wide, headway to chase leader after 3f, lost place 8f out, weakened over 5f out
held up, ridden, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on
led, headed over 5f out, chased leader until ridden, weakened 3f out
towards rear, switched right, headway over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer
held up, ridden, weakened 5f out
held up in touch, ridden, weakened over 3f out
held up in touch, wide, headway to chase leader 3f out, ridden, weakened 2f out
slowly into stride in rear, wide, headway over 3f out, soon led, ridden, headed over 1f out, soon weakened
tracked leader 3f, remained close up, led over 5f out, ridden, headed 3f out, soon weakened
awkward start, slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, wide, effort over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out
With a positive jockey booking top-weight Little Carmela looks interesting, however COURT PRINCESS improved for this trip last time and she is preferred to Isle De Maurice and Dance Gdansk. Serena Brotherton takes the ride on George Baker's mare who was unfancied last time out at Kempton but ran well when fourth to Purely By Chance. That was a good first run in handicaps and she is bred to improve over this trip so granted any market support she looks an obvious player. Cape Greko was well-held here the other day, Sovereign Spirit is an unknown after just one start on these shores, whilst Isle De Mauirce shaped with promise on a recent comeback run but isn¿t the easiest to win with. Extremely So is one of the few runners who comes here in good form however the Kyllachy filly has stamina questions to answer as she steps up in trip, so of more interest may be Dance Gdansk who is unexposed and is a brother to 1m6f winner Torina. Adage is not one to trust implicitly but along with Cragganmore Creek she needs considering in a weak race like this, however it is with some trepidation that we plump for Court Princess in the finale.
Little Carmela 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Diva (8-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Court Princess 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong but never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 3l behind Purely By Chance (8-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Cape Greko 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders after 1f, chased leader 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Doubnov (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) (9-0) 11th of 12, 10l behind Neuchatel (8-11) at Ghlin(BEL) 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Oct.
Isle de Maurice 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon held up towards rear, behind and looked struggling 3f out, driven and headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Ja One (9-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Trempari 28-1 (10-9) Led to 4f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 14, 25l behind Kokkokila (11-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Extremely So 9-1 (9-9) Held up, headway on outer to go in touch 7f out, chased winner over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, gaining on winner towards finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind Moonshine Creek (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Lady Romanov (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always in rear, behind over 4f out, 13th of 15, 26l behind Doubnov (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Corlough Mountain 40-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden 3f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 6l behind Moonshine Creek (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Dance Gdansk (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Red Hot Desert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Adage 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, no impression soon after, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Purely By Chance (8-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Cragganmore Creek 50-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Ja One (9-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Wee Ziggy 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, every chance over 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Rudry World (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcap (5) gs in Aug '07.
To Arms 18-1 (10-11) In touch, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Munlochy Bay (10-11) at Goodwood 2m Am hcp (5) gs in Oct '08.