It was very heavy ground when Kozmina Bay won at Yarmouth and she'll find conditions very different here. However, she's on the upgrade and should go well but may find the concession of 9lb to MICQUUS beyond her. Andrew Balding's charge made his handicap debut over this trip at Kempton and produced an improved effort so further progress will see him difficult to beat. Abundantly is by Sakhee and likely to improve now tackling a suitable trip while Manbaa makes her handicap debut and will be better for her run at Kempton last month. Mexican Wave has been staying on at one pace over shorter so he's another who could make some progress.
Excellent News (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 21l behind Rye House (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Kozmina Bay 11-4 (8-11) Led early, tracked leader, pressed leader and every chance from 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Hardy Plume (8-8) by nk, 5 ran.
Abundantly 16-1 (8-12) In rear when clipped heels and stumbled after 1f, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 18l behind Amoralist (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Cash Injection 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Lycidas (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Choisirez (IRE) 80-1 (8-9) Chased leader until ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, 31l behind Melodrama (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Manbaa (USA) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 11, 9l behind Daring Damsel (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Apr.
Micquus (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Like Clockwork (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Absolutely Me (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Off the pace in mid-division, reminders halfway, soon struggling, 7th of 11, 22l behind The Nile (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mexican Wave 6-1 (8-7) Chased leading trio, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lady Arabella (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Art Of Gold 33-1 (8-7) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 33l behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Brave Kiss 150-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, well behind Estimate (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft.