Maiden Approach won a Class 2 handicap on the all-weather in February but has struggled since. But we know a bit more about TEA GOWN (NAP) now as she finished second at Newcastle on her first start for new connections. Formerly with Andre Fabre in France, Paul Hanagan's presence takes the eye and she may well prove good enough in this. Hurdles winner Push Me scored easily at Ayr when last on the Flat in July while Newcastle maiden winner All About Time also returns to action. Maleficent Queen won her maiden at Hamilton in good style more recently and should go well.
Maiden Approach 7-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in last, ridden over 2f out, no impression, hung left inside final furlong, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Azagal (9-6) at Nottingham 1m fls hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Tea Gown (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased winner throughout, no impression when ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Trixie Malone (8-12) at Newcastle 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Push Me (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Held up 4th and last, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon clear, unchallenged final furlong, easily, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Brooke's Bounty (9-7) by 6l, 4 ran.
Maleficent Queen 7-2 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs beating Pyjama Party (9-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
All About Time 11-10fav (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, stayed challenging, carried left inside final furlong, bumped twice inside final 100 yards, stayed on to join winner on post, awarded race outright, won at Newcastle 7f mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Hollie Point (9-0) by , 12 ran.