ANOTHER ROYAL continues to run well without quite getting there, as she did over Beverley's stiff 5f last time. She's now had 15 starts without winning but can finally get her head in front. Chookie's Lass has a 6lb penalty for last week's success over course and distance but Peter Sword's claim takes care of most of the extra and she looks certain to make a bold bid. Emily Davison is plating class and was beaten at that level on Friday at Thirsk while Shades of Silk found dropping to the minimum trip for the first time at Newcastle against her though both her victories have come at Southwell. Madagascar Moll hasn't won since her debut at Catterick in April of last year but has dropped to a reasonable mark as a consequence and did better at Beverley last time.
Chookie's Lass 3-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Bearskin (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.
Shades of Silk 11-8fav (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Lucky Times (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Emily Davison (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Went left start, chased leading pair, ridden and one pace when hung left over 1f out, held on for 3rd, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Native Falls (9-2) at Thirsk 6f Classified Selling Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (6) gd in Aug.
Madagascar Moll (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Margrets Gift (9-1) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Slick Indian 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 12, 5l behind Bashiba (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Soul Instinct 12-1 (8-9) Raced centre, led narrowly, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Bearskin (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Another Royal 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Bashiba (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Lunesdale Buddy 125-1 (8-3) Midfield, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 13, 19l behind Pastureyes (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.