Sleipner attempted to make all over 7f at Brighton on Tuesday but could only stay on at one pace when headed a furlong out. Gratzie scored over this trip at Leicester then was beaten over 7f at Beverley in a slightly better race. Sweet P finished last on her belated reappearance and Mendacious Harpy was beaten a long way when runner-up at Yarmouth. Distant High is consistent at this sort of level and should get into the frame but a chance is taken with EXECUTRIX. Sir Michael Stoute's filly has shown nothing in maidens and makes her handicap debut but she is superbly bred and a victory would do wonders for her paddock value.
Sleipnir 9-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on until headed and no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hawk Moth (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gratzie 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind In Focus (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Sweet P 10-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, eased towards finish, last of 7, 11l behind Shimba Hills (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mendacious Harpy (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Raced centre tracked leaders, led this group over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Strike A Light (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) gs.
Executrix 25-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 9th of 14, 13l behind Momayyaz (8-7) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Distant High 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leading trio, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, no impression until ran on in closing stages, almost snatched 3rd but never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Shimba Hills (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bonnie Fairy 7-4 (9-2) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, one pace when switched right inside final 2f, weakened 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Connexion Francais 100-1 (8-5) Not much room start, always behind and outpaced, lost touch over 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Clubland (10-0) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.