HOORAY sets the standard and can land the Group Three Sirenia Stakes ahead of The Paddyman and Signs In The Sand. Sir Mark Prescott's filly won the Lowther at York in authoritative fashion having previously gone well at Newmarket's July meeting, with her trainer blaming himself for the filly's failure in between. Rated 110, she looks the form pick and as we know she acts on the surface there's little temptation to take her on. The Paddyman romped home at Yarmouth before taking second in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and this is technically a drop in class so he must be considered a threat in receipt of weight. He was behind one of Richard Hannon's that day so he should know where he stands in sending Reckless Reward here, although our feeling is he needs to improve as his rating of 98 indicates. Signs In The Sand is the relative unknown quantity but the manner of his maiden success combined with his Mill Reef entry suggest he's above average and a big run wouldn't surprise.
Hooray 11-1 (8-12) Soon crossed to stands rail, made all, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Margot Did (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Excelebration (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Keen early stages, held up tracking leaders, headway to lead going well over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jul beating Point Du Jour (8-13) by 2l, 7 ran.
Little Lion Man 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, under pressre halfway, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Fight The Chance (9-1) at Chester 6f 2yo stks (2) gs in Aug.
Reckless Reward (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 3rd final 110 yards, 4th of 18, 7l behind Wootton Bassett (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Signs In The Sand Evensfav (9-3) Soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug beating Baransky (9-3) by 6l, 7 ran.
The Paddyman (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased winner throughout, ridden over 1f out, one pace and held when carried right inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Libranno (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Fifth Commandment (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Broke well, soon chasing leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 15l behind Belle Royale (9-1) at Chester 6f 2yo fll stks (2) gs in Aug.
Grandmas Dream 13-8fav (9-0) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 13, 6l behind Princess Severus (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.