Brynford is the most recent winner but steps up in trip and class after scoring over 7f here earlier this month. Little Dolly and Azma have found life tough in handicaps having made winning debuts but Oilinda and Magika ended last year with maiden victories and are worth noting in the betting. Aerowyn Bryn won a handicap here in September and Elle Rebelle hasn't raced since making a winning debut at Carlisle in June. OF COURSE DARLING doesn't stand out on form with a fourth at Newmarket her best effort last season, but Ryan Moore's booking take the eye and Ed Dunlop's filly gets the speculative vote on her return to action.
Azma (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, riddedn 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Silver Dixie (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Of Course Darling 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Madame Defarge (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Elle Rebelle 14-1 (8-4) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon not much room ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, just held on, won at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun beating Lady Margaeux (8-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Oilinda 11-2 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Nov beating Shamiana (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Magika 7-2 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Liliana (8-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Aeronwyn Bryn (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Progenitor (9-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Boleyn 10-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and edged left over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 8, 4l behind Idle Curiosity (8-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Little Dolly 66-1 (8-12) Rearing in stalls, held up in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 21l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Dalaway (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway approching final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 5l behind Azenzar (9-0) at Leicester 7f mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Brynford 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Clock On Tom (8-7) by 1l, 7 ran.