CATAWOLLOW is back in the right grade and nearing a decent mark again. Richard Guest's mare is a little quirky but goes well here and would probably win this if on her best behaviour. Jim Best will surely find a similar race for the luckless Only Hope before the end of the season while the four-year-old Prince Freddie has hinted at ability, though didn't show much on the all-weather last time having finished tailed off in a seller at Wetherby previously.
Only Hope 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway to 3rd 2 out, one pace and no impression on long run to last, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Mujamead (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Midnight Spirit 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders until before 3rd, stayed in 3rd until 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Mujamead (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Catawollow 20-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Bocamix (11-2) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Prince Freddie 2-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 4 out, lost place approaching next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Janet's Pearl (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Mix N Match 9-2 (10-7) Behind, headway approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 34l behind Marju King (11-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Lilac Belle 6-1 (10-7) Held up, headway 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 7, 15l behind On The Right Path (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Captain Smoothy 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, led soon after 4 out, headed when blundered and rider lost iron next, mistake next, weakened and eased, tailed off, 9th of 10, 38l behind Shan Valley (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Brilliant (GER) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, blundered 4th, lost place 6th, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Diamanpeg (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in May, 13 ran.
Simplified 100-1 (9-7) Chased leaders to 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Endeavor (11-0) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.