The official ratings suggest this is a match between Black Treacle, who won a Beverley claimer in July and scored when dropped into this company at Ripon last month, and PRINCESS TAMAY, and it's the latter who gets the nod. Mark Johnston's filly has been involved in much better class events than this, including a valuable sales race at the Curragh last time, and will appreciate this much easier grade though has shown signs of temperament. Angel Rosa hasn't done badly in nurseries after making a winning debut at Hamilton and looks best of the remainder.
Black Treacle (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Always prominent, ridden to lead final furlong, driven out, won at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug beating Sartori (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Angel Rosa 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Bureau (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Boy Ranger (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangeous, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 15l behind Longton (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Maid In Rio (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Initially unseated rider in stalls but soon remounted, chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 15th of 17, 22l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Princess Tamay (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 17, 13l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.