Mystery Bet is a leading contender on her latest second at Yarmouth though her best form has come in soft ground. Rainbow Beauty is not out of this dropped in class and Epic Battle is worth noting upped in distance on his return to action. Lady Who and Storm have plenty of scope for improvement and so does RUFFLED. The latter found an odds-on favourite too good on her handicap bow but John Gosden's filly gets a speculative vote to open her account today in a wide-open affair.
Mystery Bet (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased clear leader, closed entering final 3f, led 2f out, ridden when headed inside final furlong, kept on, winner to good, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Martian (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Rainbow Beauty 7-1 (7-11) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Yojojo (8-5) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced in rear, detatched over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 7, well behind Close At Hand (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Epic Battle (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, hampered over 4f out, headway over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep '12 beating Reggae Star (8-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Lybica (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 12l behind Vital Evidence (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Ruffled 7-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Sureness (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Storm (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, lost several places 7f out, closed under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Kalispell (8-9) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Lady Who 6-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon pressing leaders, held clsoe home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Beat of The Drum (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) (8-11) 3rd of 11, 5l behind Faerie Reel (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f 3yo clm gd in Oct.
Absolutely Right (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 8th of 9, 7l behind Typhon (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Solvanna 10-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 4l behind Bobs Her Uncle (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, last of 12, well behind Tatting (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Thankyou Very Much 7-2 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Trixie Malone (8-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Persian Patriot 7-1 (9-0) Raced centre, prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Endless Light (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.