This looks a question of whether I SAY acts on good ground. After a fine debut on heavy going last October, she didn't reappear until last month when comfortably landing a Carlisle maiden on soft ground despite drifting in the closing stages. Providing the ground doesn't firm up she can make a winning handicap debut. Hot Rod Mamma also scored at Carlisle last time, landing a ladies race in very easy fashion. An 8lb rise looks a bit harsh however so Nemushka, who scored at Leicester before a good effort in a much better race at York, looks the main threat. Are You Mine has disappointed so far but there's still time for her to make progress and she could hardly be better treated.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs beating Chookie Royale (10-7) by 5l, 12 ran.
Nemushka 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway when hung left from over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Our Obsession (9-3) at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
I Say (IRE) 4-11fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, switched to race stand side well over 1f out, soon led, kept on, won at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul beating Magic Skyline (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Of Course Darling 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Curly Come Home (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maybeagrey 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 4, 15l behind Court Pastoral (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tussie Mussie 12-1 (8-5) Prominent, led 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Shesastar (9-0) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Are You Mine (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, soon pressed, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Topamichi (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.