LINBY is expected to be a lot sharper for his run at Kempton three weeks ago and is fancied to land this weak seller. Ricci De Mare heads the list of alternatives, while Bella Medici has ability but, having refused to race last time, she hardly strikes as the most trustworthy candidate for the role. The last named has gone well here in the past, though. So support for Mark Tompkins' charge would be interesting, nevertheless. Ricci De Mare is effective in this grade and is open to improvement now her stamina is being emphasised. David Probert is good value for his 5lb claim and his mount can certainly be involved in the shake up. Another worth a mention is Greek Theatre, who drops to this level for the first time. His breeding suggests the trip should not be a problem and he could easily rise above the challenge now he is eased in grade. However, Linby has a touch more room for improvement and, having already proved he knows how to win in this sort of company, he gets the nod of approval. His owner/trainer, Tor Sturgis, is a terrific judge and it would appear that she has again holds all aces in Yarmouth's opener
Linby (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, weakened under pressure over 2f out, 7th of 13, 21l behind Catholic Hill (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f stk 0-55 (6) pol.
Bella Medici 25-1 (8-7) Refused to race, took no part refused to race in race won by Mount Lavinia (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Hoar Frost 6-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 11, 36l behind Sparkling Montjeu (8-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo sll (6) gd.
Ricci de Mare 14-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 6f out, led again over 1f out, hard ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Dazzling Begum (8-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) sft.
Colonel Sherman (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 20l behind Majeen (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stk (5) gf in Sept.
Me Me Me 33-1 (9-3) Behind, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 22l behind Palmerin (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Aug '07.
Near The Front 7-2fav (8-11) Held up, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 12, 17l behind Dazzling Begum (8-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) sft.
Bobal Girl 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 10l behind Yes Eighteen (9-5) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (6) pol.
Watercolours (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Always behind, 10th of 14, 17l behind Lease of Life (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stk (5) gd.
Greek Theatre (USA) 22-1 (9-2) Raced freely, led and soon well clear, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 39l behind Highland Homestead (8-8) at Great Leighs 1m 5f 3yo hcp (6) pol.