Donald McCain does particularly well with the females that he trains and he has a 31% strike rate in bumpers at this track so it is a fair bet that there is a significant amount more to come from Alexander Road, though preference is for MOLLYASH. Stuart Crawford has saddled seven winners in this sphere from just 21 runners in his career as a licence-holder and he gives this five-year-old Irish point winner her racecourse debut today. She should be staying on up the stiffish climb for home and a chance is taken on her. Hannah Jacques has invaluable experience and is feared, while pointing winner Baileys Ruffit is worth a check in the market.
Alexander Road (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Mid-division, driven and lost place over 6f out, soon behind, ridden and stayed on under pressure final 2f, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 20l behind Pure Anticipation (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m N H flat (6) gf in May.
Baileys Ruffit (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog to cl 3rd 3out, eff 2out, disp last, row, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep, 9 ran.
Bartleny Native (IRE) Revoque mare out of Mello Native.
Corston Star (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, every chance over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 25l behind The Strawberry One (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f N H flat (6) gd in Apr.
Floraclock 28-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 26l behind Lively Baron (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs.
Hannah Jacques (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Baba O'curragh (9-10) at Catterick 2m N H flat (6) gd in Mar.
Heather Glen (IRE) Luso filly out of Kadara.
Last Chorus Courteous filly out of Wild Briar.
Mollyash (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog 3out, 2nd 2out, disp ld appr last, kow, won at Tallanstown 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Saddlenomore (12-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Mrs Eff 33-1 (9-12) Behind, still detatched 3f out, headway soon after, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, 5th of 14, 11l behind Kasbadali (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Onetwobeat 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 16, 31l behind Bringewood Belle (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.
Overpriced 66-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Sybarite (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Phar Beyond 66-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Cool Vic (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond & am NH flat (5) gs.
Princess Cherry (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, well behind False Messenger (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mrs N H flat gd in May.
Sparkling Hand Lend A Hand filly out of Sparkling Yasmin.