This is no better than the first division. King's Future and Welsh Royale were both second on the Polytrack on their latest starts, but beaten a long way and more is needed here. Chepstow winner First Rebellion has gone backwards since and the same comment applies to Sweet Ovation who scored at the same track in August. However, PENDLE LADY was successful in a maiden at Pontefract in June and she gets the nod on that basis on her return from a lay-off. Mount McLeod had Sonsie Lass behind when beaten a length over 5f here last week and could prove best of the rest.
King's Future 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leading trio, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Dissent (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Pendle Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Outpaced and never on terms, 8th of 10, 13l behind Silvas Romana (7-12) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Welsh Royale 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Roman Myst (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 12l behind Halling Dancer (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Talya's Storm 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Spykes Bay (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sweet Ovation 9-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 7th of 17, 5l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Monty Fay (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 16l behind Right Result (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Held up travelling strongly, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right and shaken up, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2l behind Look Here's Lady (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Sonsie Lass 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Look Here's Lady (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Villa Reigns 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, outpaced and dropped mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Idler (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
First Rebellion 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Our Monica (IRE) 100-1 (8-1) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Uncle Timmy (8-6) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Ferdy (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon lost place, 14th of 17, 14l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.