Weather Babe was engaged in the 4.00 at Folkestone yesterday and was probably entered here as a precaution though she would have an obvious chance if taking her place. BIT OF A MADAM was always travelling very nicely on her debut over 1m5f at Exeter but was run out of it by Stock Hill Fair. This longer trip should be more to her liking and she gets the nod to go one better. Wychwoods Dancer has performed with credit on both starts and a strong gallop should ensure another big effort but Ginger Fizz didn't appear at home on ground with some give at Wetherby. Petrarchick was very disappointing when favourite at Ludlow but newcomer Oaklands Elise is one to keep an eye on as she's from a prolific winning family on her dam's side.
Ginger Fizz 13-2 (10-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 18, 20l behind Call Me A Star (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.
Hardwick Bay 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened over 5f out, 6th of 8, well behind Master Cynk (11-5) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs.
I'm So Special (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 13l behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Midnight Return (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 7f out, hanging left over 2f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Gowithdflo (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Dec.
Mysula Sulamani mare out of Air Of Affection.
Oaklands Elise Prince Daniel mare out of Out Of The Shadows.
Petrarchick (USA) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 47l behind Buxom (11-5) at Ludlow 2m mares n h flat (5) gs in Dec.
Sugarloaf Sarah 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 11f out, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Russie With Love (10-9) at Aintree 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Wilde At Heart (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 19l behind Toto Corde Meo (10-12) at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Dec.
Wychwoods Dancer 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on until no extra and lost place final 50 yards, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Toto Corde Meo (10-12) at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Dec.
Bit Of A Madam 11-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway halfway, chased leaders over 4f out, led 2f out, soon ran green, headed and one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Stock Hill Fair (11-5) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Weather Babe 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, soon edged left, stayed on to close on winner close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Go Annie (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo flls NH flat (6) sft in Dec.