The penalised Beyondtemptation has won at Newcastle either side of failing to complete over 2m here in the race Baby Ticker won. The latter returned a narrow-margin winner on that occasion but a couple of poor previous efforts over today’s longer trip fail to boost confidence and THE DELRAY MUNKY is preferred. Iain Jardine’s mare may have a 15lb hike in the weights to contend with but scored by the same amount of lengths over course and distance recently and today’s testing ground is not a problem.
Beyondtemptation 7-2 (11-3) Made virtually all from sole rival, not fluent 2 out, clear from last, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb beating Undefined Beauty (11-12) by 7l, 2 ran.
Baby Ticker 6-1 (11-8) In rear, headway before 4 out, ridden in 3rd before last, challenged last, led run-in, kept on towards finish, won at Ayr 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan beating Raised On Grazeon (11-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
The Delray Munky 9-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 6 out, led 3 out, clear before 2 out, won at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (5) hvy in Jan beating Massini's Lady (10-3) by 15l, 8 ran.