A poor seller but CIARAS COOKIE has at least revealed some improvement in her last two starts and was staying on quite nicely in a slightly better seller at Leicester last time behind Diminutive in a style suggesting that this seventh furlong would aid her cause. She handles quick ground and should confirm form with Marti Ella, Mary Ann Bugg and Sarah Catherine, all well behind in that Midlands contest. Penalty Scorer looks regressive so Reet Petite looks the main danger after posting a couple of mid-division finishes in selling grade for a yard that has a fair record with juveniles this season. Paul Hanagan is a good booking too.
Ciaras Cookie (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Led over 1f out, led again 3f out, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Penalty Scorer 25-1 (7-12) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, racing keenly, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 17l behind Zebs Lad (8-12) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp (6) gd.
Reet Petite (IRE) 9-2 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Binky Blue (8-6) at Redcar 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jun.
Sarah Catherine 8-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden and struggling over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Mary Ann Bugg (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Abba Zabba (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Behind, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Guiding Light (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Marti Ella 20-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, hung right and no impression over 2f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.