Coolminx is interesting on her first start as a three-year-old but MISTER HUGHIE looks well served by the framing of this conditions race so gets our vote with Living It Large looking best of the remaining pair. Only just held in Listed company last time, the selection took a slightly better race than this on his first run of the year. The conditions look perfect and the step down in trip to the minimum won't be a problem. Coolminx was progressive as a juvenile winning her first two starts before finding just one the better at Listed level. If continuing in the same vain she'll be a big contender but we'll wait and see to find out if she's trained on. Living It Large probably put in a career best when not beaten far in a similar race on her seasonal bow but will need to improve to win this while Burning Thread looks up against it in this field.
Living It Large (FR) 33-1 (9-2) Chased winner, ridden halfway, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Rose Blossom (8-11) at York 5f con stks (2) gf.
Coolminx (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Layla's Hero (9-0) at York 6f 2yo Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Burning Thread (IRE) 150-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Victory Ide Say (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Held up, switched left to outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge and dispute lead approaching final furlong, stayed on under pressure, not pace of winner, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Angel's Pursuit (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo Listed stks (1) gf.