OPEN LETTER proved to be on a decent mark for his handicap debut as he won a better nursery than this at Yarmouth. Dropping down a couple of grades off a 3lb higher mark, he can follow-up. Spithead also ran well at Yarmouth last time but is now 5lb higher than his earlier win at Lingfield while Sekumkum went close over 7f here off today's mark on his latest start. Missing Agent has been threatening to get his head in front of late and Gabrial The Boss wasn't beaten far in similar company at this track last week.
Spithead 5-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, nk behind Aseela (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Sekumkum (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Open Letter (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Astrosapphire (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Star Of Broadway 8-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, headway to track leaders over 5f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Buckstay (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Super Cookie 6-1 (9-1) Held up, saddle slipped after about 150 yards, jockey clinging on for a short while until unseated soon after, in a race won by Progenitor (8-9) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep, 11 ran.
Missing Agent 7-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride headway on outer to chase leaders halfway, effort over 1f out, driven and stayed on to 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sutton Sid (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Nine Iron (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along and headway on inside 3f out, stayed on to 2nd 1f out, one pace and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Felix Fabulla (9-6) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Inchy Coo 9-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Mad Jazz (8-8) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Progenitor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Astrum 16-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 7l behind Hartwright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Canadian Red 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 13l behind Bapak Sayang (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Red Eclipse (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on stands side rail, ridden 3f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Pira Palace (9-4) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Lucy Bee 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Progenitor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.