LETS GO GIRLS is the call with Amir Pasha and Hopeful Start on the shortlist. The mare landed a sizeable gamble at the track last time out and appears to have improved plenty for the switch to a new yard. With the likely going representing no issue, we are confident of a follow up this afternoon. Amir Pasha is not the most frequent of winners though Mickey Hammond has a good strike rate at this track in recent times and he should not be too far away again. Hopeful Start was well punted at Fontwell though failed to deliver. It will be interesting to see if those punters row in again. Hayes Princess appears able to show her form regardless of the underfoot conditions. Long Distance was rated in the 70's on the flat with James Fanshawe though has a stiff task with the weight. Transporter represents a yard that have traditionally aimed at this meeting so the market has to be noted closely. Ifandbutwhy won on fast ground at the track. He has placed on soft going though this will be a stiffer assignment today. Rebeccas Choice has often been well supported on his previous forays up North and is worthy of respect. Let's Go Girls can go on.
Long Distance (FR) 15-2 (11-0) Held disputing 4th off the pace, not fluent 2nd, closed after 4th, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 14, 27l behind Bedizen (11-5) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Ifandbutwhy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, smooth headway well before 3 out, took narrow lead 3 out, hit 2 out, in command when not fluent last, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Chicago Outfit (10-12) by 7l, 4 ran.
Hayes Princess (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 14l behind Orbital Orchid (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Little Al 8-1 (10-12) Held up, in touch, hit 3rd, under pressure 8th, tailed off before 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by King Ar Aghaidh (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Hopeful Start (IRE) 5-4fav (10-9) Held up and off the pace, headway 6th, headway into modest 4th and hit 3 out, soon ridden, no chance when left poor 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 28l behind Casual Garcia (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Lets Go Girls 13-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, led after 2 out, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy beating Seven Stars (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 9-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, led last, driven out, just held on, won at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs beating Oscar Trial (9-11) by shd, 17 ran.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, soon hard pressed, kept on until ridden and headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Petroglyph (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft.
Lukey Luke 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Barton Grey (10-13) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Transporter (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Chased leader, went clear of remainder after 3rd, lost 2nd 2 out, weakened, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Helieorbea (10-12) at Haydock 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Braden Brook (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 12, 37l behind Washington Irving (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Teenando (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 13th, soon lost place, 4th beaten when blundered 4 out, left narrow 25 length down in 2nd next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 31l behind Tank Buster (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
O'Sogood (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up, headway approaching 7th, ridden and weakened quickly approaching 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Lets Go Girls (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Noble Edge 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon beaten, 7th of 16, 27l behind Mizen Raven (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul '08.
Cornish Castle (USA) 100-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway 3 out, soon driven and one pace, 7th of 13, 22l behind Kudu Country (11-5) at Catterick 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs.