Frankie Dettori is always popular with the Yorkshire crowds so we'll expect to see plenty of support for Our Obsession. William Haggas' filly has not raced this season and while her pedigree suggests that she will be capable of staying the trip, we think that she may find NEMUSHKA too good. The four-year-old was a winner off a mark of 75 last season so Richard Fahey will have been surprised to see her only go up 3lb for victory off topweight in a fillies' handicap at Leicester. Jacob Butterfield's claim will ensure that Christmas Light is competitive although she needs a career best to win this. Velvety landed some tasty bets on debut at Windsor and her yard couldn't be in better form. Northern Star was outclassed in the Lingfield Oaks trial and she seemed to appreciate a drop in grade at Bath.
Maven 9-2 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, always behind, 11th of 12, 15l behind Chancery (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tuscania 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders on inner, nowhere to go from over 2f out until entering final furlong, ridden and not quicken but kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Nemushka (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Christmas Light 9-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 5th of 12, 7l behind Chancery (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nemushka 11-1 (9-7) Held up in touch in rear, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Tuscania (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Our Obsession (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Ostaad (9-3) by 3l, 12 ran.
Northern Star (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left well inside final furlong, held on, won at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gd in May beating Interior Minister (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Velvety (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Held up, ridden and slightly outpaced when pace quickened over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf beating Endless Light (9-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Mystery Bet (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Reluctant to load in stalls, took keen hold, led early, tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, last of 4, 5l behind Ennistown (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.