BEAUTY PAGEANT is a winner without a penalty having won an apprentice's race at Musselburgh last week. A similar effort should be enough to go in again as this looks less competitive. Lord Buffhead ran nowhere near his best at Newcastle on Wednesday but Beach Rhythm had the excuse of heavy ground for his recent poor effort at Ffos Las. Borough Boy can figure off his current mark and looks best of the rest.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Cheyenne Red (8-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
La Sylphe 40-1 (8-2) Led until over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Lord Buffhead 6-1 (8-12) In rear, soon ridden along, well beaten over 2f out, last of 13, 13l behind Windforpower (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when weakened and lost 2 places well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Father Fred (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Beach Rhythm (USA) 9-2fav (8-10) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Coalburn (8-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Borough Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Outpaced in last pair, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cashel's Missile (IRE) 28-1 (8-3) Prominent, every chance 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Coalburn (8-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Gracie's Games 5-1 (8-11) Outpaced in rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, never on terms, 5th of 13, 5l behind Coalburn (8-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Mrs Medley 200-1 (9-0) Pulled hard pressed leader until 5f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Vanity Rules (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.