Despite being less than fluent at a couple of flights, COCKNEY SPARROW had no problems opening her account at Doncaster 12 days ago after a promising debut at Aintree when the exposed Miss Conduct was a long way behind. It's difficult to see either Emley Moor or Glaisdale turning Town Moor form around here. Stickleback should improve on her fourth at Uttoxeter but a place may be the best she can hope for and Flat winner Scarlett Fever might not appreciate the soft going.
Cockney Sparrow 1-3fav (10-12) Made all, wandered slightly 1st and 2nd, blundered 3 out, clear from next, not fluent last, easily, won at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec beating Madeira Girl (10-5) by 27l, 5 ran.
Emley Moor 100-1 (10-12) Prominent until before 2nd where not fluent, soon behind, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Cockney Sparrow (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Glaisdale 20-1 (10-12) Prominent, jumped right 2nd, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cockney Sparrow (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec, 5 ran.
Miss Conduct 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inside, chased leaing pair 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th between last 2, 4th of 14, 21l behind Chat Room (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Rhyme Royal 80-1 (10-2) Raced wide in touch, hit 3rd, outpaced 6th, 7th of 8, well behind Kashmir Peak (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Royal Gig 100-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 8, 50l behind Starfield (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Scarlett Fever 8-1 (9-2) Started slowly, soon chasing leaders on outside, edged left over 7f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Tatting (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Stickleback 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistakes 1st and 3rd, outpaced from 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 47l behind Alborz (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.