PURE EXCELLENCE gained her reward for a some good efforts in better company when landing a conditions race at Haydock last week. She's just preferred to Code Of Honor, who scored at Newbury last month but has yet to race on soft ground. Intimidate finished well clear of lesser opposition in heavy ground at Yarmouth earlier this month and makes more appeal than Ready, a winner at Catterick, and Jubilee Games, runner-up at the same track last time. Elegant In Silk showed she was still improving when beaten a nose at Pontefract last time and could prove best of the remainder.
Code Of Honor 50-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Granell (9-3) by 1l, 18 ran.
Pure Excellence 11-8fav (8-9) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, on top close home, won at Haydock 7f 2yo stks (3) hvy beating Bravo Youmzain (9-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Intimidate 5-4fav (9-3) Made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy beating High Troja (9-3) by 5l, 9 ran.
Jubilee Games 7-2 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind George Rooke (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Rich Forever (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Mid-division towards stands side rail, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 15th of 21, 12l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft.
Ready (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, led after 1f, made rest, driven clear over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft beating Lilac Lace (8-12) by 2l, 9 ran.
Diggory Delvet 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
King Oliver 33-1 (8-0) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, no chance with winner final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Tamarkuz (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol.
Secret Beau 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, edged left from halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Ninjago (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Jul.
Elegant In Silk (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked winner, led again over 2f out, ridden and flashed tail over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied final strides, 2nd of 5, ns behind Mad Jazz (8-8) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Mickstathetricksta 20-1 (8-10) Went slightly left start, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 36l behind Royal Rascal (8-13) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Mirlo Blanco (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, struggling over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Lady Of The House (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.