in touch, mistake and lost place 4 out, ridden and weakened before next
close up, every chance before 3 out, soon chased winner, kept on run-in, held towards finish
made all, mistake 5 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on from last
with winner, pushed along before 3 out, soon reminders, kept on from 2 out
held up in touch, went 3rd before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace
held up in rear, ridden 3 out, no extra from 2 out
held up towards rear, headway 3 out, kept on from 2 out
Midnight Target, in good form around here in November, and Ffos Las winner Fille Des Champs both step up in distance and there will be no hanging about in this with TAMBURA in the line-up. She is the apple of her trainer’s eye and was very brave when holding off Theatre Goer at Plumpton in November. The latter is now a pound better off but Godfrey’s Maundrell mare can come out on top again. Cowslip probably prefers a sounder surface and Millicent Silver has been chasing and also looks held by the selection on past form.
Grape Tree Flame 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened before 4 out, 14th of 15, dist behind Allbarnone (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in May.
Tambura 14-1 (11-2) Made most until after 9th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 23l behind Nordic Nymph (10-9) at Kempton 3m hcp (2) gd in Dec.
Theatre Goer 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened between last 2, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Two Swallows (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Millicent Silver 7-2 (11-11) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 5th, lost place 7th, ridden 8th, behind from 13th, pulled up before 2 out, at Bangor 3m 6f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Cowslip 28-1 (12-0) Held up, towards rear, headway after 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Petite Power (11-8) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Midnight Target 9-4 (11-3) In touch in mid-division, closed 4 out, soon outpaced, rallied approaching last, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Wolftrap (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Fille Des Champs (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, led before 3 out, kept on from last, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Dec beating Misty Mai (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.