LAND OF WINTER beat little when scoring over 1m6f here a week ago though couldn’t have done it more easily. He’s upped in class carrying 6lb extra today but there looks plenty more to come from Rae Guest’s charge on this surface. Blowing Dixie won a lower grade contest over track and trip last month but Cold Harbour has won both previous starts on the Fibresand, though hasn’t raced since June. Dame Freya Stark made a winning start in handicaps over 1m2f at Yarmouth but debuts at the track along with Leicester winner Sea Of Mystery.
Sociologist (FR) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 17, 11 1/4l behind Central City (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Mar.
Sea Of Mystery (IRE) 15-8fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led narrowly towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Minnelli (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Dame Freya Stark 9-4jfav (9-7) Made all, ridden 3 lengths clear over 1f out, readily, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Catch My Breath (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Cold Harbour 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leader until over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, dist behind Trailboss (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Storm Eleanor 8-1 (9-5) Difficult loading, held up last, some headway on inside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 8l behind Hermosura (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Aug.
Blowing Dixie 11-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Fragrant Belle (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Land Of Winter (FR) 7-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear on outside, headway 7f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Postie (8-9) by 11l, 11 ran.