EMPERATRIZ has been unlucky not to get her head in front of late. Her recent placed efforts have been on the Fibresand but she was second on soft ground at Leicester in July and gets another chance in this company. Dark Ocean is less certain to be suited by today's going though he finished ahead of Ingleby Symphony when fourth at Hamilton while Kruspskaya has a shout on her earlier win at Thirsk with an apprentice's allowance helping her cause. The remainder have been struggling recently although The Scuttler has dropped back to the same mark as when scoring at Pontefract in July.
Krupskaya (FR) 11-4 (8-1) With leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 9l behind Raging Bear (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm (6) sft.
Ingleby Symphony (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 9l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders in 4th, disputing 2nd 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Sound Advice (9-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Emperatriz 10-3 (8-9) Tracked leader until over 4f out, chased leaders, led 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Megamunch (9-2) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
King of Kudos (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Stumbled start, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Hanalei Bay (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Cara's Request (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
The Scuttler (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Bousatet (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Admirable Art (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mcdelta (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kolonel Kirkup 14-1 (8-11) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Someone's Darling (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Winged Icarus (USA) 3-1fav (8-8) Chased leaders on inner, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 19l behind Sofias Number One (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Aug.
Echo Of Lightning 25-1 (7-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 24l behind Look On By (8-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.