Noble Asset didn't appear to last out 6f on soft ground last time and is better judged on a short-head defeat by Skye's The Limit at Catterick but KIRTLING BELLE had shown some ability before landing a Newcastle nursery where she had a bit in hand at the finish. A 4lb rise looks manageable and she can follow up as it was only a seller that stablemate Kano's Ghirl won here a fortnight ago. Fuel Injection easily won a Ripon nursery in this class and wasn't disgraced in a better race at Beverley while One Boy wasn't too far behind the selection at Newcastle.
Noble Asset 3-1 (9-5) Pulled hard soon led, ridden halfway, soon edged right, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
One Boy (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Led until halfway, gradually weakened, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Kirtling Belle (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Classical Diva 25-1 (9-0) Ridden leaving stalls, soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 23l behind Basil Berry (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Bounty Girl (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and edged right 2f out, soon headed, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Kickboxer (8-11) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs.
Kirtling Belle 11-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge well over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Broadcaster (9-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 11-4 (8-5) Prominent early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Limegrove (7-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Bountiful Forest 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Fuel Injection 9-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and bumped slightly over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Captain Midnight (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Straight Gin 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, last of 6, 6l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.