GALLOPING QUEEN has had plenty of opportunities to score but this looks weak enough on paper and we grant her one final stay of execution in the last chance saloon. State Opera is a half-brother to Bahamian Music and as that horse did win as a juvenile over similar trips, a market watch is noted. Geminus has an interesting pedigree granted the speed on the sire's side and the staying potential on the dam. Spey Song was given a very tough task on debut at York whilst Nay Secret is sure to have supporters despite Jim Goldie's most record with two-year-old's this season. Tarantella Lady probably stays a mile so is worth another chance over this distance.
Geminus (IRE) Choisir colt out of Macca Luna.
Nay Secret Nayef gelding out of Nouveau Cheval.
Operateur (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Kassariya.
State Opera Shamardal colt out of Strings.
Galloping Queen (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led early, chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 10, shd behind Masaraat (9-0) at Bath 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
Miss Villefranche 16-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, headway on inside to track leaders over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 6l behind Midnight Caller (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo fll mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Spey Song (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened 2f out, 12th of 17, 15l behind Moriarty (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Tarantella Lady 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 9l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd.