MICKY P landed a real touch at Leicester 61 days ago and a 9lb rise may underestimate his authority. The Stuart Williams-trained colt had no trouble in beating an ordinary field and he's been found a nice race for his return, while as an unexposed son of Dr Fong, whose progeny tend to relish soft ground, conditions look to be in his favour. As the only other winners in the race both Annia Galeria and Admirable Duchess are respected, especially the former as she's got placed form on ground with cut, but both have shown their best over five furlongs. Excellent Thought will be fine under conditions but this hard puller may be best served by a stiff five, so of more interest is Mrs Mogg, generously dropped in the ratings following a fair second to an improving type at Ripon. Gessabelle is moderate and racing from out of the weights, so this looks a fine opportunity for Micky P.
Admirable Duchess 8-1 (8-13) Made all, soon clear, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul beating Hot Pursuits (9-5) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Excellent Thought 10-1 (9-7) Went right start, pulled hard and soon prominent, led after 1f, hung right when headed over 1f out, stayed on well close home, 5th of 6, 3/4l behind Pirate's Song (9-8) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Micky P 5-2fav (9-1) Raced alone stands side, in rear, headway 2f out, soon hung right, ridden to led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Drumpellier (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Mrs Mogg 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Offspring (9-9) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Annia Galeria (IRE) 6-1 (7-12) Led, ridden and hung badly left from halfway, headed and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Star Twilight (9-4) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Gessabelle 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Gracie's Games (8-4) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.