Lottie Marie finished in front of the disappointing favourite I'm Available when runner-up at Kempton a couple of days ago. She’s upped in class but an apprentice’s allowance helps her cause while the remainder of the field all took part in the same race here last month. Toronado Queen came out best on that occasion but the latter, Nawafeth and Stay Classy have all been beaten since and another chance goes to third-placed RED POPPY. Beaten less than a length, first-time headgear may bring further progress and Charlie Fellowes’ filly gets the vote.
Stay Classy (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt and hampered start, held up in rear, kept on towards finish, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Amniarix (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (2) pol in Jan.
Red Poppy 3-1 (8-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Moonlight In Paris (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp fll (2) pol in Dec.
Toronado Queen (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Towards rear, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Cityzen Serg (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
I'm Available (IRE) 5-6fav (9-7) 2nd early, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and beaten from over 1f out, last of 4, 6l behind Lady Alavesa (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Jan.
Nawafeth (USA) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Arctic Vega (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Lottie Marie 2-1 (9-4) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 4, nk behind Lady Alavesa (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Jan.