Richard Hughes presence on Brownsea Brink suggests he has the best chance of the Hannon trio and there was cut in the ground when he finished fourth at Salisbury last time. Herbalist's recent modest effort in soft ground is not encouraging as he'd gone close at Leicester before that. It was fast going when DON MARCO made a promising start at Newbury last month but a chance is taken the half-brother to progressive stablemate Thistle Bird handles today's surface and he gets the nod. Hornboy and Opus Cactus should do better while Little Choosey could prove best of the newcomers.
Apricot Sky Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Miss Apricot.
Brownsea Brink 14-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed and hung right approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind So Beloved (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Carry On Sydney Notnowcato colt out of River Fantasy.
Don Marco 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace of leading trio, 4th of 12, 4l behind Vallarta (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Herbalist 15-8fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Mission Approved (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Hornboy 25-1 (9-3) Raced towards far side, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 19, 13l behind Seek Again (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Candy Kitten Assertive filly out of Birthday Venture.
Edge Of Glory 9-2 (9-0) Slowly away, always towards rear, behind final 2f, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 9, 18l behind Miss Marjurie (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Guru Baby Ishiguru filly out of Lefty's Dollbaby.
Limoges Bertolini filly out of China Cherub.
Little Choosey Cadeaux Genereux filly out of Little Nymph.
Maid A Million 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Silkelly (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Opus Cactus (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Line Of Reason (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.