THE TIGER is the least exposed in the field and may come out best. He won his maiden in soft going and looks set to land his first handicap having finished a close-up fourth at Newmarket last month. Maybeagrey could figure if forgiven her latest poor effort at York while Follow The Flag remains capable at this level and arrives in fine form. West End Lad has slipped down to a tempting mark but Hakuna Matata has a bit to prove over today's longer trip and so does Satanic Beat. Allied Answer has the past form in Ireland to figure but has shown nothing so far for current connections.
Allied Answer 14-1 (9-3) Pulled hard held up, headway to track leaders over 7f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 36l behind The Betchworth Kid (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) hvy.
Kiwi Bay 12-1 (9-9) Led, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Dubaianswer 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 30l behind Penitent (8-12) at Doncaster 1m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Apr.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Fire Ship (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 9th of 11, 14l behind New Hampshire (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Judicious 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
The Tiger 10-3 (9-3) Raced centre towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Odin (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (6) gd in Sep.
Kathleen Frances 12-1 (9-2) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 14, 5l behind First Mohican (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hakuna Matata 9-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced when switched left inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft.
Carragold 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
West End Lad 6-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on outside over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Hurricane Lady (9-9) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Maybeagrey 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 16, 26l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.