Clearly Dreamboat Annie didn't think too much of the fibresand surface at Southwell and I shouldn't think that we will be all that likely to repeat the experiment of taking her there again; on the AW, the polytrack is the thing for her.
Bird for Life and Marshall Aid run in opposite divisions of Wolverhampton's twelve furlong Handicap at Dunstall Park this evening; Bird for Life runs there for only the second time (her only previous visit there was on her third start over seven furlongs in the Summer of 2017) and we would not be entirely sure that Wolverhampton will suit her as well as Kempton does; she will almost certainly come on for what will also be her first start in over two months and it would also probably be true to say that she will be more effective for our Racing Club back at Sunbury over further a little later in the Winter.
Marshall Aid, who runs in the same colours as Calculating who was such a fine servant to Saxon House and who is much missed, returns to the track after some eight months off, so he will almost certainly be entitiled to come on for this evening's run. Although he has only won the once he has been placed 14 times from 31 lifetime starts, a spiffingly consistent 45% strike rate and the race this evening should set him up nicely for a successful AW campaign over the rest of the Winter.
Which brings us to Cala Sveva in the seven furlong Fillies Novice Auction, the second last race on the card. She is a tall, athletic filly who has been quite weak and backward over the Summer and there is a suspicion that she is not as well suited by Wolverhampton as she is by Kempton; but she will achieve a mark after this evening and the plan would then be to look to exploit this over perhaps ten furlongs in the New Year.