Oldjoesaid put up a better effort at Thirsk last time but remains hard to win with, while it was soft ground when Lucky Art went close at Catterick in July. Beauty Pageant is showing good progress but is 6lb higher and upped in class after scoring at Bath last month and Nomoreblondes is 7lb higher than her win at York, though she'll appreciate the return to the minimum trip. BRONZE BEAU attempted to make all in similar company at Ffos Las on his latest start only to be nosed out of it in the final stride with the remainder well beaten. Linda Stubbs' charge is taken to go one better here.
Bronze Beau 14-1 (9-6) Led, ridden inside final furlong, soon pressed, kept on, caught post, 2nd of 6, ns behind Thats A Fret (8-8) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Foxy Music 28-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 2f out, 16th of 20, 7l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Oldjoesaid 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort when not clear run over 1f out until inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on to chase winner final 110 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Lucky Art (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 50 yards, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Soon led, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug beating Adventure Story (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Walvis Bay (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Gottcher 14-1 (9-3) Went right start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 7l behind York Glory (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, driven over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 11, 7l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Nomoreblondes 9-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Toby Tyler (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Mayoman (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.