AUBRIETIA was only beaten a nose in a higher grade race over the minimum trip here last week. She'd earlier made all to score by five lengths over C&D and Alan McCabe's filly can return to winning ways in this. She may be challenged for the lead by Beach Candy, who made every yard to land a double at Kempton earlier this month but is upped in class under a double penalty, but Miss Bunter makes more appeal. The latter also bids for a hat-trick after a couple of victories at this track but was beaten by Sunrise Dance here in December. Mother Jones is another with claims back in handicap company.
Aubrietia 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, soon hard ridden, headed post, 2nd of 12, ns behind Waking Warrior (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mother Jones 15-2 (7-13) Disputing close 2nd until halfway, chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 7, hd behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (5) pol.
Miss Bunter 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leader on inside, headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-68 (6) pol beating Sandy Lane (9-8) by hd, 6 ran.
Avonrose 10-1 (9-6) Soon pushed along to chase leaders on inside, went 2nd over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no impression in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Enjoyment 6-1 (8-8) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded, last of 7, 20l behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-12) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs in May.
Sunrise Dance 4-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd place, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Beach Candy (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed, held on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating First Rebellion (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind M J Woodward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.