Little Jazz recorded his best effort to date over C&D last month and has claims on his return after a couple of runs at Southwell. Countrywide Flame needs to step up on his placed efforts here at the end of last year if he's to figure, however, while this longer trip is not sure to suit the disappointing Flinty. KAIFI will almost certainly improve for the step up in distance after three starts over 6f last season and Clive Brittain's filly is taken to make a winning reappearance off what looks a potentially lenient mark.
Little Jazz 9-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden to chase winner 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Jay Jays Joy (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Bobby Dazzler (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 10, 21l behind Amistress (8-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Countrywide Flame 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Snow Trooper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Flinty 5-2 (8-1) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Polly Holder (8-3) at Brighton 1m stks 0-55 (6) gf.
Al Furat (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 10, 15l behind Custom House (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Lindo Erro 22-1 (8-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol.
Ishikawa (IRE) 150-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon in touch, ridden and hung left 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 19l behind Parlour Games (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Kaifi (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 25l behind Finoon (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Aug.