Not a race to set the pulse racing but most of these maidens should find a race at some stage. NICOLA'S DREAM has gone close on several occasions and wouldn't be winning out of turn with the longer trip likely to play to her strengths. She can gain her first success especially as the likes of Tricky Situation and Lady Norlela appear better over longer trips. Southern raiders Mighty Mambo and O Ma Lad are respected but the superbly-bred Minsky Mine has shown nothing for new connections since a promising start to his career in Ireland though he makes his handicap bow in this lowly grade.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Sweet Origin (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Mighty Mambo 16-1 (9-6) Raced wide, chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Kayaan (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Strong Knight 18-1 (9-9) Behind most of way, 8th of 12, 13l behind Viking Warrior (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Chased winner, ridden over 3f out, no chance with winner when dropped to 3rd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Lady Chloe (8-8) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Nicola's Dream 11-2 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden and lost place over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Idealism 25-1 (8-10) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind King Kurt (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tricky Situation 12-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away, tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, behind final 3f, last of 7, 35l behind The Winged Assasin (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Reset To Fit 100-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 15, 11l behind Mujrayaat (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Lady Norlela 8-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Golden Future (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
The Midshipmaid 66-1 (8-2) Led, headed well over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Without Equal (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Led after 1f until 10f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Hal Of A Lover (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.