Innocently saw off his rivals in style at Catterick and with the handicapper likely to take a dim view of that performance, it is no surprise to see David O'Meara turn him out quickly under a penalty. LEXINGTON ABBEY has looked a class act in the past and having won recently at Nottingham, Kevin Ryan can successfully negate the predictable rise in the weights with a useful 5lb claimer aboard. Canyari was tried in the July Stakes as a juvenile but has yet to figure this year dropped in class. My Dandy Man appears to appreciate fast ground and though Ron Harris' gelding has to reverse form with the selection, he should have first use of the rail. Dutch Breeze came up against a smart sort at Thirsk last time and is much better than that bare line of form suggests.
Lexington Abbey 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Amahoro (8-13) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Canyari (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Prominent, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind High On Life (9-10) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Innocently (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Noble Asset (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Taquka (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 2f out, last of 8, 6l behind Lexington Abbey (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dutch Breeze 7-4 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Telmeyd (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway to chase leader 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Lexington Abbey (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Meadway 6-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Money Team (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led,, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Royal Brave (8-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
National Service (USA) 7-1 (8-6) Dwelt and hampered soon after start, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Royal Brave (8-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tinsill 8-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Straits Of Malacca (8-9) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Tweety Pie (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bashiba (8-6) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Fuel Injection 9-2 (8-10) Close up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Innocently (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.