West End Lad and Dontpaytheferryman remain out of form and the latter was tailed off behind Goodlukin Lucy over 1m6f here recently. Omega Omega was also well beaten by the latter last time, but only a head separated Grandad Mac and RANCHO MONTOYA when the former scored over track and trip earlier this month. However, Andrew Balding's charge is less exposed and is taken to reverse running having only her second start on the Fibresand. Loulou Vuitton finished second to La Estrella, rated 87, in a seller here on her latest start but the winner scored in a hack canter and the form shouldn't be taken literally.
West End Lad 16-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, headway on outer to be in touch 8f out, ridden 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Staff Sergeant (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 14-1 (9-11) In touch, lost place over 6f out, eased over 2f out, last of 7, 34l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Grandad Mac 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and strongly pressed final furlong, headed final 100 yards, no extra and lost 2 places in closing stages, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Goodlukin Lucy 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, led after 1f, hard ridden over 1f out, held on well under pressure, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec beating Tobrata (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Rancho Montoya (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Pressed leader, led over 5f out, ridden 3f out, headed narrowly over 2f out, regained narrow lead over 1f out, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Grandad Mac (8-11) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) fbs.
Omega Omega 20-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Loulou Vuitton 10-1 (8-4) Reared start and slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, never on terms, 2nd of 4, 4l behind La Estrella (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs.
The Troyster 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 28l behind Mataajir (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.