MARMOT BAY never looked like beating Sofi's Spirit when fourth at Lingfield last week but finished just ahead of Hardy Red and gets the tentative vote in this similar contest. She also has the beating of Imperial Spirit on collateral form while Bix has a chance on official ratings but arrives in woeful form. Don Eduardo has been placed in selling races of late and It's Only Business showed a bit more last time but has plenty on his plate in this company.
Hardy Red (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Imperial Spirit 7-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 2 1/2l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Bix (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced 3f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, last of 5, 18l behind Gabrial The Boss (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Don Eduardo 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Gabrial The Boss (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
It's Only Business 25-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Seaside Rock (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Pressed winner, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, one pace and no impression with front pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.