Tashbeeh posted a much better effort when stepped up to 1m4f at Wolverhampton so it's a surprise to see him back over today's trip. THE DUKKERER never troubled the winner when second in a handicap at Beverley last time but a similar effort would see him go close in this company and he rates the selection. Rokeby finished closer over track and trip last time while Maillot Jaune ran well at Ayr in between a couple of more modest efforts.
Maillot Jaune (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Bouclier (9-5) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Rosie Hall (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 11l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Emily Davison (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division on inside, ridden and headway on rails over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 13l behind Sheriff Of Nawton (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Lady Liz 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 39l behind Dutch Lady (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Miaplacidus (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden in close 3rd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Miss Sophisticated 20-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, hung left over 2f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Dalaki (9-5) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Rockie Road (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sooqaan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Rokeby 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lord Of The Nile (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Tashbeeh (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, led after 4f, headed over 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Puzzle Time (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Mariners Moon (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.