NICKELS AND DIMES is making hard work of opening her account. But she looks to have a good opportunity dropping back into maiden company today and gets the nod. Fatima's Gift has plenty to find with the selection on official figures so Crow Down may prove a bigger threat having made the frame at Ffos Las last time. Perivale has shown nothing so far but Arch Ebony may improve for the longer trip.
Crow Down (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon under pressure, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Defiant Spirit (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Sep.
Sonny Jim 125-1 (9-10) Dwelt headway to track leader after 2f until over 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 25l behind Aalim (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Arch Ebony (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Sublimation (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Paradise Sea (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader until inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Dreams Of Fire (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct '11.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Very slowly away behind, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 10l behind Silly Billy (9-0) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Fatima's Gift 11-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 15l behind Fresa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Nickels And Dimes (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Perivale (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, came towards stands' side over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 18l behind Thorpe (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.