Odds On Oli ran below par on the Fibresand at Southwell but is better judged on an earlier effort over today’s trip at Newcastle. Laytown went close in a seller over 7f at Wolverhampton last time and Free Talkin finished closer over the same distance here on her latest start. MIMRAM is another stepping up in trip and she makes most appeal given Dean Ivory’s filly left year’s form behind when narrowly beaten at Chelmsford recently having undergone a wind operation at the end of last season. She gets the nod with Solid Man one to note handicapping for the first time today.
Solid Man (JPN) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly away, never travelled and always behind, 9th of 10, 16 1/4l behind Exceedingly Diva (8-11) at Salisbury 6f stks (4) gf in Aug.
Laytown (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Pressed leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on but always inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Bezos (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Feb.
Odds On Oli 9-4fav (9-2) In touch, outpaced over 3f out, rallied to chase winner over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 9 3/4l behind Cherubic (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Mimram 12-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 5f out, led 4f out, edged right over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Mossy's Lodge (9-9) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (7) pol in Feb.
Free Talkin 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, under pressure 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Rising Sunshine (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Billy Star 200-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 16 1/4l behind Walk In The Sun (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Miniature Daffodil (IRE) 150-1 (9-2) Always behind, last of 12, 14 1/2l behind Sovereign Duke (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Sunhill Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Mr Carbonator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Jazzy Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Roman Spinner (9-7) at Kempton 7f (6) pol in Nov.