OMINOTAGO will likely face a big hike in the weights after winning a maiden race at Southwell last week by eight lengths. She can defy a 6lb penalty having finished runner-up here in a Class 4 contest earlier. Eurato failed to cope with a 10lb rise for winning over today’s trip at Chelmsford and has not raced since June while Blue Top was upped the same amount after landing a double at Bath last summer. Monna Valley has been thereabouts over shorter trips recently and so has Mamoo though the latter failed to get home over 2m last time.
Ominotago 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, soon clear, easily, won at Southwell 1m 3f mdn fll stks (4) pol in Jan beating Paper Faces (9-0) by 8l, 5 ran.
Eurato (FR) 2-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway 5f out, driven and chasing leaders when not much room over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Voice Control (9-4) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Start Seven 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Petrify (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Mahican (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Went left start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Golden Emerald (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Marshall Aid (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Alfredo (9-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Blue Top 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 5th, tailed off 4 out, 6th of 7, dist behind Raise A Spark (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Monna Valley 9-2 (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Kay Sera (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Mamoo 5-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden over 2f otu, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10 1/2l behind Aurora Gray (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.