Rocksilla makes her handicap debut but will be fancied to follow up her maiden win at Yarmouth against largely exposed rivals. However, we just prefer the in-form BLACK ANNIS BOWER who has won over 6f and will be helped by Matthew Hopkins' claim having been raised for a narrow win over Beverley's stiff 5f. Big Wave went close at Yarmouth last week and Night Trade can't be ignored but Fenella Fudge and Sakhee's Rose are returning from a break.
Night Trade (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on rail, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind If So (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May.
Black Annis Bower 7-1 (8-10) Pressed leader, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, just held on, won at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf beating Dreaming Of Rubies (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Rocksilla 9-4 (8-12) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May beating Crave (8-12) by 4l, 9 ran.
Big Wave (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Fly leapt start and slowly away, towards rear, good headway 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dancheur (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Fenella Fudge 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Colbyor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Sakhee's Rose 5-2fav (9-2) Squeezed out start, in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Ovett (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.