Samantha Bell hasn't had too many chances to impress since joining Richard Fahey from Ireland but she's a very competent rider and today's mount, BOUNTIFUL FOREST, only just failed when dropped into this company at Beverley. This looks a good opportunity. Straight Gin made his debut in a seller then finished a tailed-off last of four at Ayr but Baltic Spirit looks a threat as he was by no means disgraced in a Newcastle maiden. Highland Princess has been beaten in sellers but Bill Turner knows how to get one ready for a debut and Hillbilly Girl is one to note in the betting.
Straight Gin 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, raced keenly with leader, every chance 2f out, soon hung left and weakened, modest 4th, last of 4, 22l behind Ticking Katie (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, outpaced over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Fast Track (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Hillbilly Girl Champs Elysees filly out of Drastic Measure.
Highland Princess (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Led, headed over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Lady Captain (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Madame Katie (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Went left start, raced stand side, in touch, ridden and hung right halfway, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 23l behind Khalice (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Red Tiger Lily 66-1 (8-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 12l behind Local Flier (8-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Bountiful Forest 16-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 16l behind Free Code (9-7) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.