held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, stayed on
tracked leader, led after 3 out, clear briefly on last bend, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra flat
jumped left at times, led, wandered into 3rd, headed after 3 out, no extra next
tracked leaders, not fluent and pushed along 4 out, went 2nd when jumped left last, no impression on winner
mid-division, headway when mistake 4 out, not fluent and lost place 3 out, no impression after
held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, outpaced after next, rallied last, went 3rd flat, stayed on
chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden and no extra 2 out
mid-division, not fluent 1st or 3rd, lost place 5th, last 4 out, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out
held up towards rear, struggling from 3 out, went badly left 2 out
took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace last
This is a step up for Worcester maiden winner G For Ginger but Maria's Benefit could give the form a boost in the opener. Kentford Heiress hasn't had much luck lately and is probably still a few pounds too high while Tsundoku is 7lb higher than when winning at Uttoxeter in July. Fit The Brief usually finds a way to get beat and Champagne To Go's stable hasn't hit peak form yet so we'll take a chance on AYLA'S EMPEROR. She won here last year and generally runs well on sharp tracks - she won't mind any give in the ground.
Kentford Heiress 6-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, 3rd at the last, last 2, kept on run-in, no chance with winner, jinked right and unseated rider after the line, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Holly Bush Henry (12-5) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
G For Ginger 3-1 (11-0) Led to 2nd, led 4 out, mistake last, kept on towards finish, won at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Maria's Benefit (11-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Tsundoku (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 12f out, hanging left and headed 3f out, eased over 1f out, 9th of 12, 21 1/4l behind Master Dancer (10-0) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Champagne To Go (IRE) 15-8 (10-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 5 out, until before last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 14 1/2l behind Lastbutnotleast (10-10) at Hexham 2m (4) hvy in Dec.
Ayla's Emperor 14-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, ridden to chase clear winner before last, never on terms, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 7 3/4l behind Souriyan (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Lagavara (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Mid-division, chased leaders before 2 out, ridden and one pace between last 2, kept on, no chance with front trio, 4th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Miss Maiden Over (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Fit The Brief 7-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, 9th 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 13, 12 3/4l behind Rebel Yeats (12-0) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Flighty Filia (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Led until before 3rd, stayed handy, ridden 7th, 4th after 3 out, stayed on same pace before next, 4th of 10, 9l behind Raising Hope (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Sahara Haze 9-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced in 3rd after 4 out, no chance with clear pair from next, 3rd of 6, 27 1/4l behind Act Now (10-11) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Mar.
Daytime Ahead (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, pressed for 3rd flat, never on terms, 4th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Goodnitesweetheart (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr.