CARP KID faded badly in the closing stages back in a handicap last time but won a seller at Lingfield before that and gets a tentative vote on that form. Trick Shot Jenny scored over a mile at Nottingham before well beaten over a longer trip and Zapateado won a handicap over 7f here last month and an apprentice takes 7lb off her back today. Blue Harmony won a novices’ race at Newcastle earlier while Taghee and Hilborough drop in class.
Taghee 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division and pushed along, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Moqarrab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (4) pol in Dec.
Carp Kid (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon edged right and headed, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Bold Reason (9-9) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Dec.
Hilborough 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, no progress final 2f, 5th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Nice Shot (9-2) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Blue Harmony 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Great Shot Sam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f fll stks (6) pol in Nov.
Zapateado 11-2 (9-5) Keen in rear, pushed along over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Diamond Pursuit (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f (6) pol in Nov.
Bond Do Tigrao 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 16 1/4l behind Carp Kid (8-11) at Lingfield 1m stks (6) pol in Nov.
Trick Shot Jenny 8-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never threatened, 6th of 7, 10 1/4l behind Gembari (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (6) pol in Dec.
Kheleyf's Girl 13-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Powerful Society (8-8) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
That's My Girl (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Fire Orchid (9-5) at Lingfield 7f (6) pol in Dec.