AL KHISA improved on the soft ground at Carlisle last time when fourth over 5f. A couple of winners have come out of the race and it looks stronger form than the second of Mixed Message at the same track last month. Just Paul was still beaten seven lengths when third over 7f here recently but Someone's Darling wasn't far away at Musselburgh last time and could figure with a repeat. Grand Jipeck finished a respectable third on his handicap bow at Newcastle and is another to consider.
Al Khisa (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Soon pushed along in touch, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Blue Lotus (8-11) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun.
Just Paul (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Took keen hold, prominent, steadied after 1f, soon bumped, headway on inside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Lady Of The House (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Mixed Message (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Close up, every chance when came to race under stands side rail 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Dream Vale (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, lost 3rd inside final 2f, soon no extra, 4th of 7, 9l behind Benoni (9-0) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (4) hvy in Sep.
Someone's Darling 18-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ena Sharples (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
My Claire 14-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 14l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
St Mary De Castro 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Grand Jipeck (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway to go 3rd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sandsend (8-11) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Amelia Jay 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Exzachary (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Precision Strike 22-1 (7-13) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Evoke (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Cromwell Rose (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Led, raced keenly, headed over 4f out, rallied when hung right over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4l behind Pink Mischief (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Kendal Princess (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Chased leader until approaching halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 15l behind Tussie Mussie (9-2) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.