HELLO GIRL has a penalty for her win at Beverley on Wednesday but it’s probably worth sticking with Nigel Tinkler’s mare in what looks a very weak opener. Rangefield Express fared less well on the same track during the week but Dirchill is the only previous course winner in the line-up so could repay each-way support. Swell Song found only one too good at Wolverhampton nine days ago but has been generally frustrating to follow.
Hello Girl 6-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Undercover Brother (9-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Dirchill (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, never on terms, 10th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Global Humor (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Swell Song 15-2 (8-13) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Seneca Chief (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Sambucca Spirit 15-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, ridden and stayed on past beaten rivals inside final furlong, never threatened leaders, 6th of 10, 5l behind Final Legacy (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Rangefield Express (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Burtonwood (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Blackcurrent 11-2 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Seneca Chief (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Celerity (IRE) 200-1 (8-2) Outpaced, last of 8, 10 1/4l behind Becker (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Mightaswellsmile 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on rail, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Jan Van Hoof (9-9) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Newgate Angel 66-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Robsdelight (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Tavener 50-1 (9-3) In touch on inside, lost place over 3f out, last of 9, 21l behind Luscifer (8-6) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Amber Lily 100-1 (8-11) Keen in mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 13 1/2l behind Leodis Dream (9-9) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Nov.