Something went amiss with Natasha Rostova at Newmarket last time but she won on her racecourse debut at Wolverhampton in good style before that. Handicap debutants Cape Samba, Tantamount and Haymarket could make their presence felt but the vote goes to HECTOR'S CHANCE. He was only beaten a nose off today's mark last time having beaten the re-opposing Daring Damsel a couple of lengths over C&D before that and gets another chance in this. Night Flash has won twice over shorter trips at this track but never figured on his recent reappearance at Nottingham.
Cape Samba 5-1fav (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, driven 2f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 15, 6l behind Opinion (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
No Time To Lose 5-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Beyond Conceit (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Night Flash (GER) 22-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Last Shadow (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Natasha Rostova 20-1 (8-2) Went left start, raced awkwardly in rear, came stands side over 7f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, well behind Handsome Man (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Haymarket 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, hampered soon after start, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Dark Stranger (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Somemothersdohavem 12-1 (9-0) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Rye House (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sareeah (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, effort on outside and plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 14, 11l behind Dance Company (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Tantamount 5-1 (8-10) Hampered start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Main Line (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Daring Damsel (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Soon led, driven clear over 3f out, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Hector's Chance (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hector's Chance 17-2 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway on outside over well over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, led well inside final furlong, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Arch Villain (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Eightfold 5-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway into mid-division over 4f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Sabhan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.