POPPY IN THE WIND won over track and trip on her penultimate start but never figured upped in class last time. She should go close again back at this level while Wolverhampton winner Richter Scale has an apprentice’s allowance helping his cause today after struggling at Southwell. Lotara was not beaten far when fourth here a fortnight ago and won a maiden over course and distance earlier while both Tailwind and Fredricka may finish closer dropping down a grade for this.
Tailwind 7-2 (9-0) Pulled hard towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Al Khan (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Elusivity (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 13, 4l behind Landing Night (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Fredricka 7-1 (9-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 9th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Outrage (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Dark Side Dream 9-2 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Consulting (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Entertaining Ben 12-1 (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, weakened from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Mysterious Glance (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Richter Scale (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lady Nayef (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Something Lucky (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 4l behind Outrage (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Poppy In The Wind 5-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Outrage (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Bahango (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch, short of room 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Heiba (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, lost place over 1f out, last of 13, 7 3/4l behind Outrage (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Spirit Of Wedza (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, driven and unable to quicken over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Sandra's Secret (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Hold On Magnolia (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Awkwardly away, held up in rear, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ridden and one pace when lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Ad Vitam (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Lotara 6-1 (9-7) Behind, headway far side over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach winner, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Novabridge (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.