MIDNIGHT DYNAMO won easily at Musselburgh on Wednesday and, while an entry in the Ayr Gold Cup may prove fanciful, Jim Goldie's mare landed this race two years ago and she'll take all the beating if lining up tonight. Ella's Delight floundered on testing ground at Thirsk but she was well supported ahead of her victory at Doncaster, and Martin Todhunter's filly isn't one to be writing off just yet. Meandmyshadow proved a bitter disappointment at Nottingham last time but she'd run well at York on her previous outing and could be a danger if allowed an uncontested lead. Percy's Gal continues to go tantalisingly close with five placings from her nine career starts and Diamond Blue has scored in August during the last two years so Richard Fahey's mare is respected, despite a bout of seconditis.
Ella's Delight (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Always behind, 10th of 11, 25l behind We'll Deal Again (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Midnight Dynamo 14-1 (9-0) Switched left after start, behind and soon outpaced, headway 2f out, effort when edged left 1f out, ridden to lead final 100 yards, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Master Bond (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Meandmyshadow 5-1 (9-2) Led early, prominent, lost place 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Guishan (9-6) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Percy's Gal 4-1 (8-13) In rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Le Laitier (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Diamond Blue 8-1 (9-6) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Fever Few (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Thornaby Princess 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway and switched right well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Margrets Gift (9-1) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Traditionelle 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leader and keen, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Tinsill (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Amis Reunis 7-1 (10-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Liliargh (9-3) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gs.