An exceptionally tight looking nursery but those who witnessed FLORA MEDICI scoring at Beverley last time won't want to miss her here. Sir Mark Prescott's filly was completing a double having earlier scored at Catterick and she looked certain to appreciate another furlong when coming with a late burst to catch the well supported Ocean Storm on the East Yorkshire track. Snow Squall made a winning start at Haydock and wasn't beaten far by the potentially useful Hiking at Lingfield where he was staying on over that 7f trip. Mark Johnston's pair Fire Fighting, disqualified at Kempton then an easy maiden winner at Epsom, and Master Of Finance, who beat Lincoln at Chester, are both respected, while Wolverhampton winner Andy Dandy and the consistent Shot In The Sun, can't be dismissed in a very tight affair.
Snow Squall 6-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Hiking (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (5) gf in Aug.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Went sharply start right start, led, ridden over 2f out, headed and short of room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Shifting Power (9-2) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Aug.
Master Of Finance (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Made virtually all, ridden 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug beating Lincoln (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Andy Dandy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Ran green and outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden well over 1f out, strong run on outer inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug beating Half Way (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Flora Medici 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Aug beating Ocean Storm (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Shot In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (7-10) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 4l behind Dancealot (8-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.