MEDICI DANCER is perfectly at home in testing ground and after a couple of placed efforts on a faster surface at Thirsk, Tim Easterby's filly gets the vote to come out best. She's preferred to Mash Potato who is upped in the weights and dropping back in distance after scoring at Newcastle last time. A winner over 7f, Thankyou Very Much has something to prove though has plenty of scope while both Lucy Bee and Just A Pound would prefer quicker ground. Trixie Malone made the frame in a seller back in May and will find this tougher on her return.
Medici Dancer 11-2 (9-6) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Bousatet (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Mujarrad (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Keen led, headed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Lovesome (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mash Potato (IRE) 11-4fav (8-6) Tracked leading pair, effort to challenge 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Authorship (9-6) by ns, 8 ran.
Old Man Clegg 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, took keen hold, challenged 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 13l behind Polar Chief (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mowhoob 13-2 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind Cara's Request (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Thankyou Very Much 5-2fav (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind The Great Gabrial (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Lucy Bee 12-1 (9-7) Soon chasing leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Nordikhab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Just A Pound (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Led, hung left and ran wide on bend over 4f out, edged left and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 18l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Natures Law (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Argaki (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Trixie Malone 8-1 (8-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden halfway, outpaced 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May.