Finesse was disappointing when stepped up in grade last time. The mile trip may have had more to do with it, however, as she'd scored over course and distance before that and is only 3lb higher today. AL MANAAL also found a mile beyond her in slow going at Newcastle recently but she gets another chance in this given the Godolphin filly had romped home by eight lengths on fast ground at Brighton earlier. Icon Dance never threatened on her handicap debut so Floating Along makes more appeal on her earlier maiden win at Newbury.
Finesse 7-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, led gong well inside final 2f, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 12l behind It's My Time (8-7) at Chester 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Al Manaal 7-2 (9-0) Held up in touch on outside, headway to lead narrowly 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no chance with leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Swift Cedar (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Floating Along (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Led, ridden from 2f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Unknown Villain (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Icon Dance 8-1 (9-5) Bumped start, mid-division, headway 3f out, pushed along 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Glossy Posse (8-10) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.