KINGAROO comes here in cracking form and is taken to complete a hat-trick. The four-year-old carries a penalty for a decisive success over course and distance when he was two lengths to the good over Yossi, but always in control. The time of that race was a fair bit quicker than the maiden on the same card so it looks good in context and he can repeat the dose. Yossi again races from out of the handicap and a repeat effort can see him pick up more prize money. Fashionable Gal ran second in three maidens at up to 10f and suffered a mishap when leaving the stalls at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening. She is 2lb lower here and given her pedigree and connections she would have to be considered a threat. Maslak has won twice over course and distance from higher marks. He comes here after a decent effort at Newbury last time and is likely to be involved at the business end.
General Tufto 14-1 (9-10) Always in rear, ridden over 4f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Kingaroo (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Maslak (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Pocketwood (10-4) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) gs in Oct.
Dance For Julie (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Started slowly, behind, headway on outside 4f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Crunched (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Fashionable Gal (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Masterful Act (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol, 11 ran.
Kingaroo (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Made all, ridden over 2f out, pressed 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Yossi (8-6) by 2l, 9 ran.
Yossi (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Kingaroo (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.