Rural Affair had Miss Lawless back in fourth when landing a seller in soft ground at Nottingham but this is tougher. Chanceuse recorded her only win so far in a plating race over 6f so it could pay to stick with last week's course and distance winner SLINKY MCVELVET. She beat higher rated rivals in a claimer and, despite a penalty, can follow up with a similar effort. Wilberfoss and Columbian Roulette are hard to fancy on what little they've shown to date.
Wilberfoss (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 7, 16l behind Bousfield (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.
Slinky Mcvelvet 9-2 (8-3) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Heska (9-0) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Rural Affair 4-1 (8-6) Prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, led and bumped inside final 100 yards, ridden out, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) sft in Oct beating Nice Arty (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Chanceuse 16-1 (7-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Earthflight (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 21l behind Indy (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Miss Lawlass (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Bousfield (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.