HAWSIES DREAM raced up with the pace and was in front at today's distance over 6f last time. He just failed to hang on in the closing stages but can go one better in this. Douglas Pasha looked less than straightforward on his latest start here and The Manx Missile will need a big improvement on last year's efforts if he's to figure. Batchworth Lady has failed to build on her second at Kempton in January but Lexi's Beauty may finish closer back on this surface after a below-par effort on the Fibresand at Southwell.
The Manx Missile 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Uncomplicated (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Jul.
Hawsies Dream 20-1 (7-11) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Need You Now (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Douglas Pasha (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway when hung left entering final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 11l behind Red Refraction (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Rearing in stalls, took keen hold, held up in touch, headway to chase leaders and hung right on bend 4f out, ridden and hung right on bend inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Malaysian Boleh (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Batchworth Lady 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 10l behind Newstead Abbey (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (7-9) Taken to post early, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Miako (8-12) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Balatina 66-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 13l behind Intrepid (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Samara Jazz (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Dangerous Age (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Quelle Affaire 50-1 (8-7) Awkward start, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 10l behind Sand Boy (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.