TEETOTAL is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentices' race at Pontefract last week. Nigel Tinkler's charge can go in again given he won over today's shorter trip earlier in the year. Dreamy Ciara is not out of this on last year's best form and should have come on from her belated seasonal debut. Modern Lady is proving hard to win with off her current mark though she's usually thereabouts but the less-exposed Manatee Bay could prove best of the rest dropping down to 5f for the first time.
Dreamy Ciara 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear stands side group, never a factor, 10th of 20, 6l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Teetotal (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating John Coffey (8-10) by 2l, 10 ran.
Modern Lady 7-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Boxing Shadows 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Laudation 33-1 (8-5) Held up on outside, brief effort over 3f out, soon ridden and beaten, last of 7, 19l behind Polar Chief (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Amelia Jay 4-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, never in contention, 6th of 8, 7l behind Chloe's Dream (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Manatee Bay 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Monakova (10-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Sky Garden (9-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
True That (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) With leaders, took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 19l behind You're The Boss (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.