Wicked Wench would have decent claims if taking part but was engaged in a much stronger race at Sandown yesterday. RUSTY ROCKET is also dropped in class after scoring at Nottingham last time with Lupo D'Oro well behind and, despite a 4lb higher mark, Paul Green's colt may well follow up in this company. Sandown winner Indian Tinker has posted two poor efforts in a row now and needs to get his act together while Chooseday has shown his best form so far on a faster surface, including when landing his maiden over 6f at this track. Mitchum is another who has gone backwards since making a winning debut but Master Bond could make the frame on his return.
Chooseday (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ballesteros (9-8) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
Indian Tinker 28-1 (8-3) Dwelt and went right start, never on terms, 13th of 16, 13l behind Es Que Love (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mitchum 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 11l behind Es Que Love (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lupo D'Oro (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and no impression over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on near finish, not reach leaders, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Wicked Wench 9-1 (8-9) Slow into stride, tracked leaders after 1f, ridden halfway, led 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar beating Bookiesindexdotnet (8-2) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Master Bond 5-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Royal Reyah (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied and ran on to lead final strides, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Personal Touch (8-10) by ns, 13 ran.
Kyanight (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, ridden and no response 2f out, last of 6, 6l behind Fanrouge (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outer from 2f out, ridden and kept on, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind The Giving Tree (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.