Placed over hurdles earlier this year, LEITZU also made the frame on the Flat at Bath a fortnight ago when staying on for third. This looks less competitive and Mick Channon's filly should relish the longer trip. She makes more appeal than Bajan Parkes, who looks on a fair mark but may need another run after his return from a lengthy absence at Doncaster, while Escape Artist hasn't threatened since winning his maiden at Beverley last July. Simple Jim is sliding down the weights but has yet to show any improvement for it.
Bajan Parkes 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 10l behind Tenhoo (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Leitzu (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Reared start in touch in rear, ridden and switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Laverre (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Ferney Boy 22-1 (9-7) In touch, lost place 6f out, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Budva (8-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Simple Jim (FR) 4-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 8th of 11, 8l behind Capable Guest (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Escape Artist 9-2 (8-10) Raced wide, in touch, ridden to go 3rd over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 12, 24l behind Setter's Princess (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Finellas Fortune 33-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, driven over 5f out, soon beaten, 14th of 16, 30l behind Bollin Greta (9-5) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Khalashan (FR) 100-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, struggling 3f out, 9th of 10, 41l behind Solar Sky (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Molannarch 33-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, effort and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Pandoro De Lago (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gf.