SPACE ARTIST won over 5f here earlier this month and can go in again on his handicap debut. He's just preferred to the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Desert Sunrise who is also handicapping for the first time having been placed over 7f at this track a week ago. There was only a half-length separating Ovett and Indian Affair over the minimum trip here last week and they're closely matched in this but Spicy could prove a bigger threat on her earlier form at Lingfield. C&D winner Work Ethic makes more appeal than the so far disappointing Charm Cry.
Space Artist (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Alhaarth Beauty (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Spicy (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leader, challenged well over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Nardin (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Work Ethic (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened insided final furlong, last of 8, 3 1/2l behind Oscars Journey (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Ovett 3-1fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Layla's Oasis (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Desert Sunrise 3-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Be On The Bell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Indian Affair 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Layla's Oasis (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Charm Cry (USA) 4-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Ouzinkie (9-6) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.