Lady Shanawell had Feebi well behind at Pontefract but had a good chance at Musselburgh yesterday and would carry 5lb extra in this if successful. A good run by Roman’s Empress in the first division would boost the claims of Redcar third Boulevard Beauty. Splash Of Verve won early last year at Newcastle and was placed several times after but VOLCANO BAY travelled strongly for a long way on his reappearance and might appreciate the extra quarter-mile. Headgear is applied today to aid concentration.
Feebi 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, some headway when bumped inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Kaylen's Mischief (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Just Heather (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 37 1/4l behind James Park Woods (9-1) at Chester 1m stks (4) sft in Sep.
Splash Of Verve (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up rear of mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Melabi (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
The Brora Pobbles 20-1 (8-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, bumped inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Kaylen's Mischief (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
African Sun (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt held up, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 15 1/2l behind Monsaraz (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Boulevard Beauty (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon 2nd, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, well held by winner inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Revolver (9-9) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Casablanca Kid (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Hampered start, held up towards rear, struggling 3f out, 8th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Dazzling Darren (8-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f stks (6) pol in Feb.
Grimsthorpe Castle 11-1 (8-6) Towards rear, wide and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Motamayiz (9-8) at Bath 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Just Call Me Ella 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 19 1/4l behind Bankawi (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Margaretha (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Close up, pushed along 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 13, 13 3/4l behind Monsaraz (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Volcano Bay 10-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Monsaraz (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Famous Minx (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, in rear and ridden over 4f out, well beaten final 3f, 7th of 10, 26l behind Justified (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Lady Shanawell (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Steadied start, behind, not clear run over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Kaylen's Mischief (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jun.