LAJIDAAL won a weak maiden in some style at Pontefract and while he probably beat nothing of note, the further he went, the better he travelled and in receipt of all the allowances, he should be capable of a follow up. Chilly Filly stayed 1m4f around Pontefract last week so on this flatter track, there is a fair chance of her getting the extra distance. My Mate Max is ultra consistent and should give another good account of himself. Hat-trick seeking Fantino has been expertly placed this term though will be taking on tougher opposition this evening.
Raincoat 12-1 (9-7) Always behind, eased, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Dayia (8-10) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Aurorian (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Close up in chasing group, headway and hung left from 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Spirit Is Needed (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dakiyah (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Close up in 5th, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd inside final 3f, ridden and every chance 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Speed Dating (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Chilly Filly (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, headway on inside to chase leading pair over 2f out, effort when not much room over 1f out, squeezed through between horses to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on, not reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Yorgunnabelucky (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
My Mate Max 5-2fav (9-3) Led, joined 5f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Curacao (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Lajidaal (USA) 7-2 (8-13) Ran in snatches in touch, pushed along halfway, headway and switched right inside final 2f, ridden, edged left and closed on leaders over 1f out, driven to lead and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Fascination (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Fantino 7-2 (9-3) Led early, prominent, not clear run and held in over 3f out, led over 2f out, driven out, won at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Mykingdomforahorse (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Daylami Dreams 11-1 (9-1) Soon led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 6l behind Incendo (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Sierra Alpha 9-4fav (8-7) Steadied start, prominent in chasing group, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Spirit Is Needed (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.