These look a very modest bunch so it would be no surprise if Saqil, who had three runs on the Flat in Ireland for Dermot Weld, were to prove good enough on his first start for Tim Vaughan. Oliver Sherwood does well here but Springtime Melody showed very little on the level. Memorabilia has won three times on the all-weather, however, and was only beaten a head over 1m4f at Pontefract in June. He will go close if his jumping holds up but we'll take a chance on BALLINA BLUE, who is a half-brother to a winning hurdler and ran his best race so far in a Kempton maiden earlier this month. He should be suited by this trip.
A Little Bit Dusty 11-10fav (9-1) Led, headed 8f out, tracked leader, pressed leader over 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, edged left, ridden and stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar beating Bountiful Guest (8-5) by hd, 5 ran (flat).
Ballina Blue 66-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Passion Play (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol (flat).
Band Of Thunder 7-2 (8-9) Chased leader, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Whenever (10-0) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug (flat).
Memorabilia 6-1 (9-7) Led, clear over 2f out, soon shaken up, ridden over 1f out and 5 lengths up, kept on, caught post, 2nd of 9, hd behind Bradbury (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun (flat).
Nettis 33-1 (8-9) Raced stands' side, overall leader, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Cootehill Lass (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul (flat).
Rasam Aldaar 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 12, 30l behind Bright Abbey (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol (flat).
Saqil (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, ridden from 4f out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 30l behind Saddler's Rock (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks in Jun (flat).
Springtime Melody (FR) 28-1 (9-2) Held up, weakened over 4f out, last of 17, well behind Tanjung Agas (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun (flat).
Dixie Land Band 40-1 (8-3) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 11, 16l behind Mina's Boy (9-1) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Plug In Baby 33-1 (8-4) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, tailed off, 6th of 9, 7l behind Sweet World (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft (flat).