Ed McMahon's Scantily Clad could be of interest on her nursery debut off a mark of 70 following her success in a Haydock maiden recently but marginal preference is for another runner making their first start in this grade, HEARTBREAK. Richard Fahey's colt opened his account when landing an auction maiden event at Redcar at the beginning of the month when rallying late on to win the race and he looks worth backing having been dropped 2lb since then by the handicapper. Kevin Ryan's Nellie Ellis is a consistent performer and should be thereabouts again, while Jim Goldie's Rothesay Chancer has been given a chance by the handicapper.
Scantily Clad (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs beating Rowan Spirit (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Heartbreak 15-8 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on unde pressure, held on well near finish, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf beating Insolenceofoffice (8-12) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Nellie Ellis (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened towards finish, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Novabridge 7-1 (7-13) Took keen hold soon chased winner, ridden and hung badly left 2f out, hung right under pressure over 1f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Johnny Hancocks (8-2) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Press Release 33-1 (8-8) Dwelt, pushed up to soon track leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Bilko Pak (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (5) pol.
Rothesay Chancer 40-1 (7-5) Behind, ridden well over 1f out, soon headway, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Alben Star (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Misty Morn 66-1 (8-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 14l behind Excel Bolt (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jun.
Saxonette 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, soon hard driven, no extra closing stages, 6th of 11, 4l behind Reason To Believe (8-6) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mini Bon Bon 12-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched to rail 2f out, never a threat, 9th of 14, 13l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.