LYRIC PIECE wasn't beaten far when fifth in a tight finish at Kempton a week ago. Dropping down a couple of grades today, she can return to winning ways. Bath winner Madame Elizabeth was well beaten when trying this longer trip at Chester and Soul Intent is preferred on his earlier win over 1m2f at Lingfield. Muthafar was still beaten a long way despite finishing second at this track last month, though may do better on his handicap debut. Seaside Rock and Corn Snow have something to prove as they step up in distance.
Off The Pulse 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind China Creek (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Madame Elizabeth 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Magique (8-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Corn Snow (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 11l behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Lyric Piece 25-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Gone Dutch (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Soul Intent (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 27l behind London Bridge (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Arlecchino (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear off the pace, ridden 3f out, no impression, eased over 1f out, 5th of 6, 32l behind Hunting Rights (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Seaside Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in detached last, switched left over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, never a threat, 9th of 14, 4l behind Pleasure Bent (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Muthafar (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Went right start, prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, no impression on winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Duchess Of Seville (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Tribal Path (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Led early, in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 9, 10l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.