CABBIES LOU just failed to catch the winner in soft going at Newcastle on her debut. There's no reason why she shouldn't prove as effective on a faster surface and she gets the vote. Stanghow's fifth at Thirsk looks stronger form than Fairweather Trader's fourth in a seller at Redcar, but one of the newcomers may prove a bigger danger. Snow Cloud has a speedier pedigree than stablemate Blazing Rose but Elevator Action makes more appeal as she's a half-sister to a couple of winners.
Elevator Action (IRE) Lord Shanakill filly out of Miss Gibraltar.
Fairweather Trader (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Tagtale (8-7) at Redcar 5f 2yo sll (6) sft.
Stanghow 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and carried left start, off the pace in mid-division, headway near side 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 6l behind Captain Colby (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Blazing Rose (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Radhwa.
Pickle Lilly Pearl 16-1 (9-0) Very slowly away and lost 10 lengths, rapid headway when ran wide bend over 3f out, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 23l behind Cheerio Sweetie (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Cabbies Lou 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stide, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Moving Melody (9-0) at Newcastle 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Snow Cloud (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Thistlestar.
Areion (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Soon outpaced, never on terms, last of 10, 14l behind Mylaporyours (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Apr.