WESTERN EYES went off an unfancied 33/1 on her recent return from a six-month absence. She was doing her best work at the finish without troubling the leaders but is open to plenty of improvement on only her fourth start. Brian Meehan's filly gets the nod ahead of recent Wolverhampton winner Iguacu and Pab Special. The latter showed signs of a return to form on his latest outing here., while Little Meadow always tries her best but has yet to score in 15 starts.
Iguacu 9-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, going well 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Love In The Park (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Dawson Creek (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, never on terms, eased when no chance final furlong, 10th of 15, 17l behind Prime Circle (9-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.
Binnion Bay (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Started very slowly, raced in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, well behind Bugsy's Boy (11-12) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Pab Special (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, hard driven halfway, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Marksbury (9-3) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Western Eyes (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) In rear, went 5th and some headway over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Mongoose Alert (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Mouchez 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, hampered 6f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, 7th of 14, 9l behind Room For A View (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Ocean Of Peace (FR) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went over 3f out until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Iguacu (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Little Meadow (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run and switched right entering final 2f, plugged on to modest 4th final furlong, 4th of 10, 12l behind Catbells (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Primera Rossa 66-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, ridden along and struggling 4f out, modest late headway, 6th of 11, 17l behind Lang Shining (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Lily Eva 66-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind William's Way (10-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Dalrymple (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven, edged right and bumped 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 46l behind Urban Space (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
On The Cusp (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 31l behind Cuckoo Rock (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.