Spirit Of Rowdown will need to improve further raised 6lb for winning at Chelmsford. ZOOLANDER is preferred as he left his earlier form behind when going close over track and trip on last week’s handicap debut. He can race off the same mark today and can confirm running with both Beechwood Emily and Desert Cat. Amal, Varenna Storm and Fast Emma all go handicapping for the first time and may finish closer as a consequence.
Beau Tinker (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along and outpaced halfway, wide and weakened on home turn, 5th of 6, 9 1/2l behind Macmerry Jim (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Amal (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Russian Camilla (9-0) at Kempton 1m fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Classy Dame (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, switched right over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, ran on final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Livia The Empress (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Beechwood Emily 22-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, switched right but short of room over 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly inside final furlong when in clear, 6th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Space Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Nov.
Influence Is Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along before halfway, weakened over 2f out, 3rd of 4, 13 1/2l behind Night Moment (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Varenna Storm (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Western Beat (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f (6) pol in Oct.
Zoolander (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Midfield, outpaced when ridden over 2f out, wide on home bend, kept on strongly from 2f out to hold every chance inside final 110 yards, headed in final strides, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Space Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Nov.
Fast Emma (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) In touch on inside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Bumble Beee (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Bannergirl (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Yorkshire Lady (8-11) at Leicester 7f (5) hvy in Oct.
Desert Cat 12-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong but lacked pace to challenge, 9th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Space Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Nov.
Spirit Of Rowdown 15-2 (8-10) Prominent, headway to dispute lead 2f out, kept on strongly to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov beating Cuban Cigar (9-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Vivid Imagination (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Badly outpaced in rear, reminder over 4f out, beaten 2f out and eased down, last of 14, 33l behind Spirit Of Rowdown (8-10) at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Furniture Factors (IRE) 400-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along and lost place 2f out, 8th of 13, 13l behind Tipperary Tiger (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) sft in Nov.