It was only a seller that MARMOT BAY finished second in at Wolverhampton last time but she was up against higher-rated rivals than today's opposition. She's taken to open her account with Cashel's Missile possibly the biggest danger as he makes his handicap debut. Modern Lady was a close-up third on her only start on Polytrack and may figure ahead of Prince Of Prophets, beaten four lengths over C&D in August.
Cashel's Missile (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, not much room and weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Exotic Isle (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 11-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, left 2nd well inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Mandy Layla (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Delphica (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind African Oil (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Many Elements 33-1 (9-3) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Cut No Ice (8-12) at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Modern Lady 3-1 (8-8) Held up in touch and keen, riden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Sandsend (8-11) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Persian Marvel (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, pushed along mid-division, ridden 2f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Stripped Bear (8-11) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Constant Dream 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 13l behind Indignant (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Prince Of Prophets (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Towards rear, not much room well over 1f out, stayed on well to take 3rd last 50 yards, nearest at finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Stripped Bear (8-11) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Baltic Sea (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In rear, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 13, 8l behind Hardy Blue (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo fll sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Jackpot 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leader until over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 17l behind Scatty Cat (9-0) at Chepstow 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in Aug.