Alegra clearly learned plenty from her Thirsk debut as she was a cosy winner of a Thirsk winner on her second start. But the handicapper has taken a dim view of that success and she might struggle to follow up here. Legal Waves is likely to find at least one too good again and Windsor winner Close At hand only beaten one home on her handicap debut at Goodwood but The Wizard Of Aus appears to be getting the hang of things and may not be badly treated. LEGENDS found 1m too short at Kempton last time but still produced a decent effort and can score for the first time back over a more suitable trip.
Legal Waves (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Evangelist (9-4) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Alegra 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, switched right 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd beating Iptisam (9-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Legends (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Don't Stare (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Close At Hand 9-1 (8-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Ribbons (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Aussie Lyrics (FR) 3-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leader until 8f out, chased leading pair until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Pomology (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 12-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened and eased entering final 2f, last of 5, well behind Eshtiaal (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Gilded Frame 14-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, in rear, outpaced when switched right inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 4l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
The Wizard Of Aus (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until over 8f out, chased leaders, driven over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd final strides, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Playbill (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.