The ground has come up soft and with more rain predicted it could prove a problem for Heaven's Guest. He has the best form but his latest second at York came on fast going and STORMA NORMA looks a safer proposition. She ran her best race so far when runner-up in heavy ground at Carlisle and should handle today's underfoot conditions. Small Fury and Gold Beau could also figure while Northside Ace, a half-brother to multiple winner Sonko, looks best of the newcomers.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press winner towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind The Art Of Racing (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Lexington Place Compton Place colt out of Elidore.
Northside Ace (IRE) Red Clubs gelding out of Baltic Belle.
Al Udeid (IRE) Verglas colt out of Gold Strike.
Gold Beau (FR) 22-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on entering final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Star Up In The Sky (9-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Multifact 18-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 9l behind Lady Of The House (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Troy Boy 25-1 (8-13) In rear, tailed off halfway, last of 12, 49l behind Grey Street (8-6) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Disko Dasko (FR) 16-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, soon prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Agent Allison (8-10) at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Jun.
She's Some Girl (IRE) Camacho filly out of Tea Service.
Storma Norma 33-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sorella Bella (9-0) at Carlisle 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy.
Alex Zara 50-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 15, 21l behind Starlight Symphony (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Small Fury (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Hampered leaving stalls, held up, headway when not clear run over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jubilee Diamond (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) fm.