ROCK N ROUGE showed a big improvement to finish third in a better class maiden race than this at York. A similar effort would see her off the mark in this company as her main rivals all disappointed last time. Tanojin didn't see out the 7f at Chepstow on her latest start and Clumber Street ran poorly at Wolverhampton having made a promising start when second at Bath. Better was also expected of Spirit Of Alsace at Nottingham last time and a hood is applied for the first-time today.
Bazooka (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 13l behind Chorlton Manor (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Birikyno 66-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Desert Ace (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Clumber Street 4-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, not much room on inside soon after start, tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, not quicken, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 14l behind Muir Lodge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Decimus Maximus 7-2 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, 10th of 12, 14l behind Showpiece (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Dutch Interior 9-4 (9-5) Keen close up, disputed 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 13l behind Desert Ace (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Groundworker (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leader, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 12, 21l behind First Flight (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Back On Baileys 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 12l behind Muir Lodge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Rock N Rouge (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Alphabet Rap (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Saxony 33-1 (9-0) Soon chased leader until approaching final 2f, soon ridden and weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 14l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Reared start, keen pressed leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Dorothy B (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Aug.
Sutton Sioux 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 12l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd.
Tanojin (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 12l behind Laurelita (9-0) at Chepstow 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.