Petrify could do exactly that to the bookmakers if Luca Cumani's handicap debutant can win off a mark of 60, and as he is out of an Indian Ridge dam, he won't be troubled by any of the anticipated rain. Progenitor has been a prolific scorer on Polytrack, and the Kempton winner has a first run on turf since taking part in a juvenile maiden at Newmarket. DAME NELLIE MELBA is likely to have a career in the breeding paddocks in the future so Mark Johnston's filly is taken to acquire a vital win. She showed plenty of promise in a Doncaster maiden and went on to confirm that impression with a solid third behind a pair of experienced handicappers at Beverley. Marlborough House beat just one home at Nottingham despite being backed off the boards, and James Given has quickly reached for the blinkers.
Progenitor (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) In rear and pushed along, strong run and switched sharply left inside final furlong led final strides, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Magique (9-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Dame Nellie Melba 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Robert The Painter (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, led, headed 3f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 11, 21l behind Couloir Extreme (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Marlborough House 11-2 (8-9) Led over 1f, prominent, outpaced 3f out, no impression after, 6th of 7, 6l behind Invincible Cara (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Petrify 33-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong under a hand ride, 4th of 9, 11l behind Ocean Applause (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Aminah 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along on inside and outpaced 3f out, struggling and no chance after, 9th of 11, 13l behind Couloir Extreme (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
West Beat 9-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 4f out, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 13l behind Relight My Fire (9-4) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.