Auntie Mabel was still beaten four lengths despite finishing second at Folkestone last time and fellow handicap debutant LITTLE RAINBOW is just preferred. The latter ended last season with a third at Leicester and should be up to winning off her current mark this year. Nottingham winner Sanad is another worth noting on his return and Compton Target may finally have slipped down to a winning mark judged on his latest close-up fifth over 7f here. Justbookies Dotnet scored over C&D last month but has failed to figure in a couple of starts since.
Sanad (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Took keen hold in touch, hung left from over 2f out, weakened and eased inside final 2f, last of 9, 14l behind Democretes (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Justbookies Dotnet 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 11, 5l behind Tigers Tale (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ocean Myth 25-1 (9-2) Went right start, soon tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Manomine (8-9) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Esprit Danseur 40-1 (8-4) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 18l behind Producer (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Molly Jones 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Redair (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Little Rainbow 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, 3rd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tinzapeas (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Oct.
Larwood (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Towards rear, effoort over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Kune Kune (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Samba Night (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Red Senor (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Copp The Lot (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Free Zone (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.
Compton Target (IRE) 15-2 (8-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 2l behind Manomine (8-9) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Auntie Mabel 13-2 (8-12) Behind, ridden and outpaced halfway, driven and headway on rails over 1f out, squeezed through to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Heartsong (8-12) at Folkestone 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf.