MINIMEE bounced back with a victory over 7f here last week in soft going. He scored off a higher mark over today's longer trip earlier in the year and can defy a penalty in this company. It's hard to make a decent case for any of the rest, though there may be more to come from Red Catkin on only her second start of the year, while Azabitmour has a shout on his earlier form in France. Mick Dundee has proved best on the all-weather so far but Entrapping continues to slip down the weights and finished a bit closer last time.
Minimee 10-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Clumber Place (8-9) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Cherry Tiger 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 9l behind Solvanna (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Mick Dundee (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, badly hampered on near side rail well over 1f out, kept on but not recover, 5th of 10, 11l behind Sword of The Lord (9-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Azabitmour (FR) 28-1 (8-8) Soon chasing leader, led 9f out, headed well over 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 8th of 10, 40l behind Sporting Gold (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Red Catkin 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, some progress centre over 1f out, soon no impression and weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Smokey Oakey (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Prom Dress 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, effort on inside and not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Fossa (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Entrapping 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Scepticism (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Mrs Mann (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Waahej (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Believe In Me 66-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 18l behind London Bridge (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun.
East Texas Red (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Led until over 1f out, weakened quickly, 6th of 7, 11l behind Sutton Sid (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Perseverent Pete (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly soon after, 9th of 10, 26l behind Sword of The Lord (9-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Betty Boo (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakend and eased, tailed off, last of 9, 41l behind Scepticism (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.