Markhan was scheduled to run at Musselburgh yesterday but would have to go on the short-list if turning up here. Coviglia tried to make all here last month but was swamped in the closing stages. She is 3lb better off with eventual winner LUCKY VIOLET but that may not be enough to turn the tables of Linda Perratt’s charge, who has found some form and is partnered tonight by the very accomplished Serena Brotherton. Clary should have benefited from her run at Hamilton and Texas Radio hasn’t been disgraced off higher marks since winning at Gowran in June.
Markhan (USA) 4-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Scoil Naisiunta (8-10) at Naas 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Coviglia (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lucky Violet (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Lucky Violet (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong soon headed and no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Naples Bay (9-11) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Texas Radio (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 6l behind Very Smart (8-4) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Clary (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never pace to challenge, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Ana Lichious (9-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Steelriver (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 13th of 30, 3 3/4l behind A Likely Story (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Aug.
Yair Hill (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 16 1/4l behind Naples Bay (9-11) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Rioja Day (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair, struggling 3 out, never threatened, tailed off 2 out, last of 7, 35 1/4l behind Make My Heart Fly (11-5) at Perth 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Plastiki 100-1 (10-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 25 1/4l behind Thornaby Nash (10-6) at Redcar 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Island Flame (IRE) 11-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 26 1/4l behind Where's Jeff (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Fidelma Moon (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Prominent, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 12, 31 3/4l behind Araqeel (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.