MANDY LAYLA comes out best at the weights and can take advantage. She won a seller over C&D earlier this month and this is no tougher. Stripped Bear has a couple of lengths to find on latest running and is worse off on today's terms, though he had finished ahead of Strange Angel and Coconut Kisses at this track before that when second to today's rival Hardy Blue. Chloe's Dream looks a threat on her Beverley win in similar company however.
Bamurru (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, always behind, last of 10, 21l behind Ronaldinho (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Chloe's Dream (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led until over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, faded closing stages, 6th of 12, 4l behind Blazing Knight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Hardy Blue (IRE) 9-4 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Ishigunnaeatit (8-8) by ns, 7 ran.
Coconut Kisses 9-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 9l behind Ena Sharples (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Mandy Layla (IRE) 11-10fav (8-11) Led early, with leader, led again 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, left in lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Marmot Bay (8-3) by nk, 8 ran.
Strange Angel (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Hampered start in rear, ridden halfway, no impression, 7th of 8, 7l behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Stripped Bear (IRE) 15-8 (8-4) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Mandy Layla (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Jackpot 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 11l behind Modern Lady (9-2) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.