Lovelocks may well turn out best of those with racecourse experience despite returning a losing favourite at Ayr last time. She's just preferred to recent Redcar runner-up Percy's Gal and Great Wave, while Empress Ali finished a length ahead of Lady Yeats when second over track and trip last month. Jordan Princess is likely to finish closer and the Coolmore-owned Night Fever is worth noting but OXBOW LAKE gets the nod. Roger Varian's yard is ending the season in good form and this sister to a couple of winners in America may be good enough to score on her debut.
Empress Ali (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final strides, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Volume (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Galactic Heroine Galileo filly out of Thermopylae.
Great Wave (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon tracking leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Miss Buckshot (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Jordan Princess 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 13, 7l behind Psychometry (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Lady Yeats 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 6l behind Volume (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Lovelocks (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Slowly away and went right start, behind, pushed along on inside 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 2l behind Hala Hala (8-11) at Ayr 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug.
Momentus (IRE) Montjeu filly out of Race For The Stars.
Mrs Pat 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 17l behind Flippant (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.
Night Fever Galileo filly out of Ask For The Moon.
Oxbow Lake (USA) Dynaformer filly out of Shelly River.
Percy's Gal 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, nk behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Stybba 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 15l behind Dynaglow (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Wannabe Magic 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced when stumbled over 2f out, no danger after, 7th of 11, 13l behind Zumurudah (9-0) at Carlisle 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Sep.