Di's Gift was still beaten seven lengths when runner-up at Pontefract and the younger horses make more appeal, in particular SPIRITOFTHEUNION. She showed a big improvement to finish second over track and trip last time so Michael Bell's filly can open her account in this. Haydn's Lass and Braes Of Lochalsh look likely improvers and while Shaf showed little on her introduction he should appreciate this longer trip.
Big Fortune 25-1 (10-0) In rear, ridden 6f out, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 6, dis behind Dino Mite (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Di's Gift 10-1 (9-13) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Mizzou (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Hope For Glory 50-1 (9-10) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 32l behind Mizzou (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Braes Of Lochalsh 18-1 (9-3) Close up in 4th, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Earl Of Menteith (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Shaf (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Very slowly away, in rear and detached, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 18l behind Bombardment (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Haydn's Lass 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, closed 6f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 4th of 6, 8l behind Mustadaam (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Spiritoftheunion 6-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, switched right inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Empress Ali (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) hvy in Jun.