PAINTED TAIL ended last year with a second over 1m4f but she'd scored over a shorter trip on the Polytrack before that and is taken to make a winning reappearance in this company. Scatter Dice makes her handicap bow after three placed efforts on the all-weather this year and may figure, while Reset City is more exposed but ran well enough on her return to action at Wolverhampton last month and is Jamie Spencer's only ride of the meeting. Southwell 7f winner Sweetnessandlight steps up in trip and class here but still makes most appeal of the remaining runners.
Painted Tail (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway halfway, stayed on well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Singzak (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Reset City 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway when not clearest of runs and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Holden Eagle (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Graceful Act 22-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Focail Maith (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Wing N Prayer (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 11l behind Cabal (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Sweetnessandlight 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, hampered on inside over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Karma Chameleon (9-8) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Scatter Dice (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Cape Safari (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Feb.
No Time To Cry 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 26l behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.