Jersey Belle's recent fourth at Doncaster came in a much better race and it would be no surprise if she defied top weight but it's definitely an advantage to be drawn high on the sprint course here and DIRACAN, sporting first-time blinkers, has been showing sufficient promise in maidens to get the nod on her handicap debut. Nottingham runner-up Lady Zodiac has a low draw to overcome while Kidmeforever has already been beaten twice in sellers and was due to run here yesterday.
Jersey Belle 25-1 (7-13) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind New Providence (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Kidmeforever 5-2fav (8-6) Towards rear, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon carried right, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf in Jul.
Diracan (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Went right and slowly into stride, soon recovered into mid-division on outside, closed over 2f out, edged right and no impression over 1f out, weakenend inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Mary McPhee (9-0) at Warwick 6f mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Cupulation 18-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, recovered to lead 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Honest Bob's (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (4) gf in Jun.
Itsindebag 14-1 (7-10) Towards rear, ridden and wide over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Shamrock Sheila (8-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Paco's Dream 25-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along and struggling halfway, soon ridden and beaten, 6th of 7, 13l behind Savoy Showgirl (8-11) at Ascot 7f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Air Of York (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Guiding Light (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Lady Zodiac (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Went right start, soon tracking leader, led 3f out, headed entering final furlong, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Alpine Affair (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Sparbrook (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 5l behind Just Marion (8-6) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.
Now Say Boooom 66-1 (9-0) Outpaced, last of 10, 32l behind Arabian Queen (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in May.
White Vin Jan 16-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on inside, outpaced in 4th over 2f out, no progress, 4th of 8, 15l behind Prize Exhibit (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Supreme Belle (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Keen held up, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 19l behind Winters Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn (4) gs in Jul.