The Dandy Yank can be forgiven a poor showing on the Fibresand at Southwell and has decent claims on his earlier placed efforts. But EXCEL'S BEAUTY looks the one to beat having landed her maiden in good style at Nottingham last month. She beat a subsequent winner on that occasion and James Tate's filly can follow-up in this company. Kodafine won her maiden back in April but has shown nothing in four outings since then while Sleepy Joe has been racing in better company since making a winning debut at this track and makes more appeal than Anfield.
Excel's Beauty 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader, edged right and led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Speed The Plough (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Raced on near side rail, chased winner and well on terms, hung left halfway, driven 2f out, soon no chance with very easy winner, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Mecca's Angel (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp (6) fbs.
Kodafine (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Reared start and unseated rider, in a race won by Scruffy Tramp (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp (5) pol, 6 ran.
Sleepy Joe (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 14l behind Legend Rising (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.
Anfield 50-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 12l behind Peter Mac (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.