OCEAN BAY should be winning this if running anywhere near his official mark. Beaten three lengths in Group 2 company last year, he was well beaten in a Listed race at Newmarket on his belated comeback but John Ryan looks to have found him a good opportunity to open his account here. The inconsistent Perfect Mission is clear second best if producing one of his better efforts, although Chasin' Rainbows finished a promising third here on her debut and Ready When You Are will have come on for her recent return to action at Ffos Las.
Chillie Peppar 33-1 (8-12) Held up in last, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 23l behind Herminella (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Ocean Bay 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 20l behind Secrecy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Oct.
Perfect Mission 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lightning Cloud (9-7) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) gd in Jul.
Russian Winter 22-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 8, 10l behind Jimmy Ryan (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Chasin' Rainbows 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 120 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mad Ginger Alice (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Ready When You Are (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Dwelt in touch in rear, switched to stands' side rail halfway, headway when nowhere to go 2f out, ridden and found nil final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Rivas Rhapsody (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) hvy.
Tribouley Bahamian Bounty filly out of Serriera.