None of this bunch inspire much confidence but TAXIFORMISSBYRON went close over a mile at last week's meeting here and gets the token vote. Mudaawem has a shout on his earlier running on the all-weather and Dutch Gal may figure if reproducing the best of last year's form. Bitusa could finish closer dropped in class today while Polar Forest and Minot Street are others to consider in a poor handicap.
Mudaawem (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Surround Sound (9-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Dutch Gal 28-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 7l behind Polar Chief (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Dalandra 9-1 (8-11) Prominent, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 15, 10l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Bitusa (USA) 50-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Argaki (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Polar Forest 4-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Hattie Jacques (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Multilicious 13-2 (8-11) Outpaced and behind, tailed off final 4f, last of 11, 48l behind Master Of Song (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Baraboy (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, soon driven and beaten, 7th of 11, 20l behind Artful Prince (9-0) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Taxiformissbyron 9-2 (8-12) Led, headed 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, held by winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Cheers Buddy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Minot Street (CAN) 12-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased winner ovwer 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Red Charmer (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Windsor Secret 10-1 (8-11) Raced centre in touch, outpaced 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bix (8-13) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Hayley 100-1 (8-7) Slowly away, always towards rear, never on terms, last of 11, 38l behind Artful Prince (9-0) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.