LIGHT SHINE has been found a good opportunity to open her account. A runner-up at Lingfield on her return from a lay-off, Peter Chapple-Hyam's filly is already rated 75 and should be winning in this company. Gwenelda showed a bit more at Windsor last time and could be in the mix on her Polytrack debut but it's difficult to make any sort of case for the remainder on what they've shown to date unless My Mum Mo improves on her form in bumpers. Dutch Mistress is a half-sister to a winner on Fibresand and is worth a second glance in the betting on her racecourse debut.
Major Buckley (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Swerved badly right start and lost all chance, tailed off until kept on final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Snooky (9-3) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Village Green 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 10l behind Cool Rhythm (9-13) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
American Lover (FR) 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Praxios (8-11) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) fm in Sep.
My Mum Mo 22-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 22l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Dr Victoria 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Quan (9-3) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Dutch Mistress Dutch Art filly out of Royal Mistress.
Gwenelda 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Embankment (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Kuraanda 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt soon pushed along in rear, 11th of 12, 17l behind Quan (9-3) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Light Shine 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed narrowly 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ehtedaam (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.