Hardy Blue goes in search of a four-timer but her hat-trick came over the minimum trip and she's been upped 10lb in the weights. Mandy Lexi, Blazing Knight, We Are City and Chloe's Dream have all fallen prey to Jamie Osborne's filly of late, though the latter has since won a seller, and preference is for SOMETHINGBOUTMARY. She made all at Lingfield before fading in the closing stages over C&D last time but this looks slightly easier. Catterick winner Flighty Clarets can be forgiven a below-par effort on soft ground last time and Indian Affair may figure off his current mark.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Switched left soon after start and led, headed 2f out, not much room well over 1f out, well beaten final furlong, last of 6, 24l behind Penny Garcia (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Somethingboutmary 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden aover 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon carried left, held when bumped in closing stages, 4th of 8, 2l behind Avec Rose (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Indian Affair 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 2l behind Opt Out (9-10) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Aug.
Captain Mccaw 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden entering final furlong, one pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Excuse To Linger (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hardy Blue (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Stripped Bear (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Echo Of Silence (FR) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, one pace when hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 7l behind Inka Surprise (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden approaching final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Somoud (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
We Are City 7-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, edged right, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Secret Sign (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Chloe's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Made all, clear final furlong, pushed out, easliy, won at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) fm beating Miss Perfect (9-2) by 4l, 10 ran.
Melodee Princess (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Frosted Off 7-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner and hung left, kept on and and no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Angels Calling (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Frans Hals 10-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, led until halfway, chased leaders until weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Ninjago (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Jul.