Henry Bee has been quietly fancied in all three starts in maidens but has yet to deliver, while Speedy Yaki had to be dropped into claiming company over C&D last week to get his head back in front. Homeward Strut also scored over track and trip last time and is only 3lb higher today, but SOMEMOTHERSDOHAVEM has the stronger form. He landed his maiden over C&D last month with Moorside Magic, who runs in the previous race here, back in fourth so a good run form the latter would boost the chances of John Ryan's charge following up on his handicap debut.
Somemothersdohavem 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, hung right from over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Red Trump (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Henry Bee 10-3 (8-9) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Kickingthelilly (8-4) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Speedy Yaki (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Held up and behind, steady headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Chapellerie (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Nant Saeson (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Availed Speaker (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Jawking 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Words Come Easy (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Homeward Strut 50-1 (8-6) Soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Songbird Blues (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.