FLEMISH SCHOOL produced a strong finish over 1m4f at Ripon but just failed to catch the winner. Today's longer trip should suit and she's taken to confirm running with Fantasy In Blue. The latter has only a length to find with the selection, however, so that pair look likely to be fighting this one out. Those expected to improve from their debuts include Great Fighter and Coconell, but Galeb Warrior and Summerfree finished tailed off last time. Mrs Micawber finished ahead of Quality Alliance over 1m3f at Kempton though neither were ever in contention.
Lady Faye 14-1 (9-1) Held up in last trio in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 23l behind Busatto (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Galeb Warrior 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place after 2f, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off and eased, 12th of 13, well behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Great Fighter 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 8l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Summerfree (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Soon led narrowly, headed over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 27l behind Thorpe (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Coconell 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Halling's Treasure (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Fantasy In Blue 9-4fav (8-9) Held up mid-division, went 4th over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon went 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Wizara (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Flemish School 15-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Wizara (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Jowhara 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 17l behind Silent Movie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Mrs Micawber 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Quality Alliance 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2f, closed 6f out, outpaced over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 13, 12l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.