OPERETTIST finished a respectable fifth at Newmarket on her handicap and seasonal debut. October's Salisbury winner looks capable of scoring off her current mark on that evidence and she gets the vote with further progress on the cards. Al's Memory is steadily dropping down the weights but not getting any closer while Feelthedifference has posted a couple of poor efforts since winning her maiden at Beverley in September. The last comment also applies to Pontefract maiden winner Sir Trevor though Lovage and Feisty Champion should have more to offer.
Operettist 16-1 (9-7) Raced far side close up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Burke's Rock (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Stellar Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led halfway, headed over 2f out, soon hung left and weakened, 9th of 17, 11l behind Emman Bee (8-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Scarlet Whispers 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside halfway, chased leaders 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd in Apr.
Sondeduro 33-1 (9-3) Raced centre, keen towards rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 17, 9l behind Well Painted (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Feelthedifference 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, making headway when not clear run and tried to barge way through approaching final 2f and badly hampered, beaten when hampered again over 1f out, 14th of 16, 19l behind Fennell Bay (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Al's Memory (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Laffan (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Sir Trevor (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Mid-division on outside, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Rosslyn Castle (9-6) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge and chance 2f out, carried left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, not pace to threaten, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Fennell Bay (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Roedean (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced stands side prominent, weakened 2f out, 12th of 16, 8l behind Burke's Rock (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Darrow (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, some late progress, never involved, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind First Bid (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Operation Tracer 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 8l behind Daghash (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Fight (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Always behind, never a factor, last of 8, 13l behind Love Tale (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Lovage 9-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, effort on inside when hanging left and not clearest of runs over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind First Bid (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Mighty Motive 20-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon hung left, never on terms, 5th of 10, 26l behind Fluctuate (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Rockme Cockney 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching final 2f, 8th of 16, 8l behind Skyeron (8-10) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Tooley Woods (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Ridden leaving stalls, held up in touch and soon racing keenly, edged right when weakening over 1f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind First Bid (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May.