Lexington Blue won by six lengths at Musselburgh on Friday but is starting wide on the track and we prefer the other penalised runner ANGEL CAKE, who was quite impressive over 7f here last week and will have no problem with the extra. Bang Tidy and the three-year-olds Handsome Stranger and Is This Love can't be ignored but Crucis Abbey may just have a few pounds too much now, though has been in decent form of late. The remainder arrive out of sorts.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, lost touch with leaders over 2f out, never any chance, 5th of 7, 12l behind Enzaal (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Angel Cake (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Went left start, chased leader, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Arabian Flight (9-6) by 4l, 12 ran.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon pushed along and outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Piccolo Express 9-2 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Dashwood (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Lexington Blue 3-1 (8-13) Prominent early, took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Bousatet (9-7) by 6l, 4 ran.
Odd Ball (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and hampered start, always in rear, never on terms, last of 12, 14l behind Angel Cake (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders on inside, led 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, dropped to 3rd 2f out, no chance with leading duo, plugged on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Kastini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Is This Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Macaabra (9-12) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, rallied 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Sonnetation (8-4) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Forever Janey 100-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace and no impression, 8th of 13, 7l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Edin Burgher (FR) 40-1 (8-5) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 12l behind Miakora (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Lexi's Dancer 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, took keen hold, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Sureness (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Getaway Car (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug '12.