MY SWEET LORD scored at Brighton before suffering defeat in better company at Goodwood last time. He gets another chance back in this lowly grade. Triple Aitch has a shout on his latest third over 7f at York but Poitin finished a tailed-off last of three on the Turf here last month and is better than that. The less exposed types to consider include Black Eyed Girl and Whatwehavewehold but Encapsulated could prove the best of them after an improved effort at Wolverhampton last time.
Poitin 6-1 (9-0) Chased leader, driven halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, moderate 3rd, last of 3, 23l behind Abated (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Triple Aitch (USA) 8-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance from 2f out, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Napinda (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
My Sweet Lord 7-2fav (8-12) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, headway over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 7, 4l behind Barbs Princess (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Perfect Venture 20-1 (8-0) Went right start, took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Front Page News (8-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Winnie Perry 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Encapsulated 9-2 (9-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Fossa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Black Eyed Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up, headway on outside to 3rd halfway, driven to challenge 2f out, readily outpaced soon after, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo mdn (5) fm.
Whatwehavewehold 50-1 (8-10) Towards rear center, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Angels Calling 25-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Fiducia (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, disputing well held 2nd until dropped to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Copper Leyf 40-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.