A competitive conclusion to proceedings, with Pin Cushion, Thalia Grace and FLOUNCING all bidding to follow up wins last time out. Willie Haggas' filly was successful last time out at Thirsk from a favourable draw and connections may feel that given the manner of that success she needs turning out again under a penalty before shooting up the weights. Thalia Grace won on handicap debut against other fillies last time out and is open to plenty of further improvement, with this just being her fifth outing. She's got a ton of weight in hand at the weights too as steps up in grade. Pin Cushion is on an upward curve too, after being ponied to the start last time out rewarded backers and the tolerance shown by absolutely hacking up, albeit at a prohibitive price in an ordinary maiden. The market may give us some clues in the lucky last, but preference is for Flouncing.
Pin Cushion 3-10fav (8-12) Made all, nudged clear entering final furlong, unchallenged, very easy, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo fll stks (5) gf beating Admirable Duchess (8-7) by 6l, 5 ran.
R Woody 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Poppy Seed (9-4) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Flouncing (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd beating Albero Di Giuda (9-1) by 1l, 11 ran.
Super Yellow 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden on inside halfway, one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 14, 11l behind Westwood (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Thalia Grace 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon hard driven, ran on well, won at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf beating Posy Fossil (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Starwatch 10-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden halfway, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.