Handwoven and WILLY BRENNAN both represent yards in cracking form and should dominate this maiden. The former has had his chances, however, and doesn't look the most resolute so we have to side with the latter, who was only beaten a length at Lingfield on his reappearance and first start on the all-weather earlier this month. Ana Ettihady is surely better than he showed over 7f here a couple of weeks ago and it would be no surprise if he reversed that form with Wildcat Lass today.
Ana Ettihady (ITY) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 17l behind Two Moons (10-0) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Best Tamayuz 7-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Joohaina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Handwoven (IRE) 4-7fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Jaeger Train (9-5) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Red Primo (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Testa Unica.
Willy Brennan (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Double Up (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Wildcat Lass (USA) 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2l behind Two Moons (10-0) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.