Neighbother was tried in Listed company at Epsom but having failed to fire on his most recent visit to York, he is not without risk. Innocently has continued to operate with a high degree of consistency and can go close but HELLO BEAUTIFUL looks the one to be on. Ann Duffield's charge didn't have the clearest of runs on her previous visit to York though she'd won previously at Ripon in taking fashion and is off what appears to be a sensible mark at present. Baytown Kestrel showed plenty of speed on that occasion and Phil McEntree elects to use a hood in order to glean further improvement. Simply Black was unsuccessful in an attempt to give weight away to Oasis Town at Carlisle but that may have been a hopeless task in hindsight as Kevin Ryan's filly has subsequently gone on to be placed in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.
Simply Black (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Dwelt, behind, chased leaders over 2f out, effort over 1f out, soon chased winner and ridden, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Memory Styx (8-8) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Innocently (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Pressed winner, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Zalzilah (9-13) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Neighbother 4-1 (8-13) Led or disputed lead, driven 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, behind final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Tiger Twenty Two (8-6) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Baytown Kestrel 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, led, ridden and edged left fom over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 6, ns behind Viva Verglas (9-7) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 15l behind Lilbourne Lass (8-11) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jun.
M'selle (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) With winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Meritocracy (9-5) at Chepstow 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Hello Beautiful (IRE) 17-2 (8-1) Chased leading trio, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, switched left inside final 100 yards, not much room close home, 4th of 6, 1/2l behind Viva Verglas (9-7) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf.