A rejuvenated Ivory Silk carried over her improved all-weather form to the turf when only beaten a head at Doncaster last time. She has a leading chance here, but Dickie Le Davoir's winning run may come to an end today upped in class off a 9lb higher mark. Hot Pursuits and Shifting Star have claims, while maiden winners Bandstand and Free For All look to have handicap wins in them but the vote goes to FALASTEEN. Dandy Nicholls' charge went close to landing a better race than this at Beverley ten days ago and scored over C&D at this time last year off an 8lb higher mark.
Shifting Star (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, gaining towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Best Trip (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Falasteen (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 17, nk behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Free For All (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Folkestone 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gs in Apr '10 beating Sulis Minerva (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tyfos 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Green Park (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 8l behind Ahlawy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Bandstand 10-3 (9-8) Tracked leaders, pressed leader over 3f out, led over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Lady Platinum Club (8-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Hot Pursuits 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, kept on well under pressure, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Secret Witness (9-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Kakapuka 13-2 (9-0) Took keen hold early, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Barren Brook (9-4) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ivory Silk 9-2fav (8-10) Dwelt, held up behind, headway on outer over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held close home, 2nd of 16, hd behind King Of Eden (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (9-1) Raced stands side, held up in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Mandalay King (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Desert Strike 5-1 (9-6) In touch, effort on outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Island Legend (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Elhamri 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never a factor, last of 9, 6l behind Best Trip (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dancing Maite 16-1 (8-10) Raced center until merged with stand side group halfway, keen tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Nimue (9-2) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Jordaura 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, never dangerous, last of 8, 7l behind Bowmaker (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Ebraam (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, driven and unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Iver Bridge Lad (9-1) at Kempton 6f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Mar.