Teide Lady can defy a penalty over Consonant, Royal Indulgence, Follow The Colours and Diamond Dan. The eighth and final race on the card may see Teide Lady shrug off a 6lb penalty incurred for her victory gained in the stewards' room at Newcastle nine days ago. She was involved in a driving finish that day, but was bumped and barged into submission by Summer Lodge who in the end was quite rightly kicked out. Rae Guest's filly now gets the chance to follow up on merit and gets our vote. Consonant dropped away alarmingly at Salisbury last time but the step back up in trip should bring about some improvement. Royal Indulgence has the odd placed effort to his name and may reach the frame again here, while Follow The Colours meets mainly older rivals in a bid to get recent losses back, which will not make his task easy. Diamond Dan has been knocking at the door, hails from a stable in a bit of form, and has a decent jockey on board, so is another that makes a bit of appeal. However, Teide Lady is the one to side with.
Aggravation 8-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased winner 2f out until entering final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Bold Act (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Consonant (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Towards rear until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Charlie Bear (10-3) at Salisbury 1m amt hcp (5) gf in Jul.
New England 6-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls and started slowly, always behind, last of 12, 6l behind Daaweitza (8-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Follow The Colours (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Started slowly, towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dear Gracie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Christmas Truce (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led well over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Transvestite (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Border Edge 12-1 (10-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 7th of 13, 2l behind Prince Valentine (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) frm.
Mixing 14-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Jackie Kiely (9-2) at Epsom 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Teide Lady 7-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, held up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance when hampered 1f out and inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, finished 2nd placed 1st, 2nd of 7, nk behind Summer Lodge (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 1f mdn 0-70 (5) gf. Later.
Royal Indulgence 13-2 (9-9) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, kept on, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Jordans Spark (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Diamond Dan (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Prince Valentine (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) frm.