NORDIKHAB has been responsible for plenty of burnt fingers in the past and while he's shown very little in handicaps this term, we hope that he will benefit for what had become an increasingly inevitable slide into plating company. Mandy The Nag beat Reconsider Baby when the pair met on the Fibresand at Southwell although their turf form suggests that they will be significantly closer to each other tonight. Tornado Battle left Mark Johnston after one outing on the Polytrack and is tried in headgear for the first time. Scala Romana appears likely to appreciate the step up in trip on pedigree though Sir Mark Prescott's filly hasn't demonstrated too much aptitude for turf on her three outings so far.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed final 100 yards, outpaced to 3rd soon after, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Progenitor (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Moorway (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 8l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nordikhab (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerouos, 6th of 8, 12l behind Zaitsev (9-3) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tornado Battle 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, riden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 23l behind Ocean Applause (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
One In A Thousand (IRE) 125-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 37l behind Ocean Applause (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Reconsider Baby (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 25l behind Mandy The Nag (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Scala Romana (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 5, 8l behind Absolute Diamond (7-13) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Suspension 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, bumped over 2f out, soon outpaced by leaders, no impression, 6th of 12, 12l behind Imperial Glance (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.