Steel City Boy has failed to figure in a couple of starts since scoring at Wolverhampton last month but Ryedale Dancer went very close over course and distance on her penultimate start and has a shout. LITTLECOTE LADY found one too good over 7f here a week ago but is a previous winner over track and trip and Mark Usher's filly gets the nod to go one better. Mambo Spirit and Onceaponatime have tumbled down the weights without showing any improvement as yet but both are worth noting in the betting.
Speedyfix 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 8l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Fantastic Smartie 66-1 (9-2) Held up, always in rear, well behind over 2f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Bussa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and raced wide well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Methaaly (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Steadied start, behind, headway 1f out, ran on, never near to challenge, 6th of 10, 4l behind Lieutenant Dan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lindoro 50-1 (8-1) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 17l behind Polar Kite (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Sherjawy (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 3l behind Charming (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Littlecote Lady 16-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Chandrayaan (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, some headway over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Flow Chart (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Spoof Master (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Raced wide chasing leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 9l behind Artful Lady (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.