ESTEMAALA is plunged straight into a handicap after overcoming inexperience to won a Pontefract maiden on debut last month. Marcus Tregoning obviously thinks that the handicapper has left him a bit of leeway with the Cape Cross filly and she gets the vote. Little Dutch Girl won't mind the ground and ran another excellent race at Salisbury last time. She looks a danger along with Burnham, who is possibly still improving, but the former Aidan O'Brien inmate Canary Wharf hasn't been seen since winning a Wolverhampton maiden in January and is probably being prepared with an all-weather campaign this winter. Man Of Plenty should improve for a recent second at Goodwood, however, and looks a better bet than top weight Require.
Require 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, steady headway 4f out, went prominent in chasing group 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 15, 5l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Man Of Plenty 9-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in touch in rear, ridden and headway entering final 2f, went 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Signed Up (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Little Dutch Girl 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kep ton towards finish, just held, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Varnish (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, led after 2f, headed over 1f out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 6l behind Enery (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Scarlet Whispers 14-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Varnish (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Canary Wharf (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Cotton Trader (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Cockney Sparrow 10-3fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Malekov (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Cape Safari (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Lady Loch (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep.
Burnham 15-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Ashdown Lad 11-2 (8-6) Held up, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 6l behind Ghost Protocol (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Estemaala (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, hampered over 5f out, pushed along 4f out, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Homeric (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride early reminders in rear, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Ghost Protocol (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Young Lou 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 7, 39l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.