Geronimo Chief won over C&D on his penultimate start and had three of today's rivals behind when beaten only a short-head over 7f here last time. URBAN KODE finished closest to him on that occasion and, having won over an extended mile at Wolverhampton before that, Peter Evans charge is fancied to reverse the form back up in distance. Rath Maeve has been threatening to open her account on this surface and looks capable of contending once again.
Rath Maeve 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Lexington Bay (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn (5) std in Nov.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, driven in 3rd over 1f out, rallied towards finish, strong challenge last strides, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Irie Ute (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Bernisdale 4-1 (8-7) Towards rear and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Face The Future (8-12) at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Urban Kode (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) In touch, hung right on bend driven and lost place 4f out, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Irie Ute (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Jay Jays Joy 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 19l behind Old Master Expert (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
False Promises 80-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Irie Ute (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Fearless Poet (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in touch towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 10, 6l behind Irie Ute (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Investment World (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 21l behind Dubarshi (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.