MCDELTA bids for a hat-trick under a penalty but wasn't unduly troubled when scoring at Epsom a week ago. Geoffrey Deacon's charge is fancied to continue his winning ways in this. Zain Spirit finished tailed off behind the selection in soft ground last time but had gone close over track and trip before that while Excellent Puck's latest second is taken with a pinch of salt as that came in some novelty race at Doncaster. Big Whiskey has decent claims if reproducing last month's third to Bartack over course and distance and Jillywinks could go well on only her second start handicapping.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Raced wide early tracking leader, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on and joined 2nd on line, 2nd of 15, ns behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs.
Mcdelta 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway to press leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly, won at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Strong Conviction (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Byroness 20-1 (9-3) Close 5th, pushed along in 4th over 2f out, disputing 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Waverunner (9-6) at Bath 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun.
Jadesnumberone (IRE) 15-2 (7-11) Soon chased leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tribal Path (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Pressed leader after 2f, led narrowly 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Tinghir (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Zain Spirit (USA) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and lost place over 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, 37l behind Mcdelta (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Perfect Haven 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear in steadily run race, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 8l behind For Posterity (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Jillywinks 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Hierarch (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.