The bookings of Ryan Moore and Kieren Fallon suggest that big runs are expected from VOLCANIC DUST and Melodize whilst the exposed Master Macho shouldn't be ignored. Preference is for Volcanic Dust with the Champion Jockey three from 13 on the yard's juveniles in recent seasons and particularly effective at this track. The filly has pulled too hard on each of her last two starts so Moore will need to get her to settle better but the return to racing over the minimum will surely help and enable her to fulfil her promise. Melodize was well beaten at Thirsk but faced a different class of opposition that day and should fare better at this level whilst Master Macho, who has had 15 races already this season, holds her on that form and shouldn't be underestimated. Best Be Careful stayed on well to beat a consistent performer at Lingfield and may have more to offer whilst Frankish Dynasty has experience of the track and can't be ruled out but he may be grounded by Volcanic Dust.
Master Macho (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Face The Problem (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Melodize 8-1 (8-2) Led, headed well over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Face The Problem (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 2-1fav (8-6) Chased leader, switched left 3f out, led 2f out, ridden 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jul beating Upark Flyer (8-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) With leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Face The Problem (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Frankish Dynasty (GER) 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2l behind Stunning In Purple (8-12) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 5th of 7, 5l behind Veil Of Night (7-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Jul.
One Fat Cat (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Best Be Careful (8-6) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jul.