This looks between Botanica and LIVING THE LIFE. The former came out best of that pair when runner-up over 7f at this track earlier this month and has since gone close again in soft ground at Salisbury. Patience is wearing a bit thin with her, however, and Jamie Osborne's filly is taken to reverse running stepping up in trip on better terms. Star Of Mayfair showed some promise when fourth over 6f at Newbury on his debut and Jontleman occupied the same position over 6f at Salisbury last time. Both could figure but Rakticate makes more appeal on her debut effort over the extended mile at Wolverhampton where she had Brick Rising behind.
Star Of Mayfair (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away and ran green towards rear, ridden and headway inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Derwent (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Forced Family Fun 28-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 17, 10l behind Dance With Dragons (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Brick Rising 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 9l behind Lea Valley Black (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Jontleman (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Pasaka Boy (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun.
Botanica (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, closed over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ran on, held close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Annecdote (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Beautiful Story (IRE) Verglas filly out of To The Skies.
Living The Life (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to challenge 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 4th of 17, 2l behind Annie's Fortune (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Rakticate (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Lea Valley Black (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Alpine Jerry (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Started slowly, behind, headway and switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Super Cookie (8-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo sll (5) gf.