Winterwell didn't take to the Fibresand at Southwell last time and drops back in trip as she returns to this track. She's less exposed than Coiste Bodhar, who usually gives his best but that's not been good enough so far so The Dandy Yank makes more appeal on today's terms after another placed effort at Southwell. The dam of CRISIS AVERTED won on the all-weather and Richard Fahey's colt won't need to be anything out of the ordinary to pick up this contest on his debut. He gets the vote with the remaining pair hard to fancy.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, ridden and effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 13l behind Stun Gun (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Winterwell (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 36l behind Curious Mind (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Dec.
Coiste BoDhar (IRE) 6-4fav (8-13) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on under pressure towards finish, 4th of 6, 1l behind Under Approval (9-4) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Crisis Averted (IRE) Compton Place colt out of Luxuria.
Spirit O Goodchild 100-1 (8-10) Raced wide keen close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Witchy Woman (7-12) at Thirsk 7f 2yo clm (5) gd in Aug.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 13-8fav (8-11) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left when hard pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ruby Looker (8-11) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.