Bunce beat Alaskan Bullet and Imperial Legend at Ayr last time but is penalised and upped in class for this. Jofranka showed signs of a return to form at Thirsk but first-time blinkers fail to boost confidence in her chances. Both Bispham Green and Algar Lad now look in the handicapper's grip and the same might be said of DA' QUONDE. But she's been competing in better company of late and a repeat of her third behind Steps in a Listed sprint at Haydock should see her bang there at the finish.
Algar Lad 7-2fav (9-3) Restrained in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Line Of Reason (9-9) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Bispham Green 7-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 12l behind Iffranesia (9-7) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 10-3fav (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 6l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Steadied start pulled hard in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 6l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bunce (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) In touch, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Midnight Dynamo (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Jofranka 3-1 (9-10) Tracked winner, pushed along 2f out, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Captain Dunne (10-0) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Red Lady (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 6l behind Royal Brave (8-4) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Da'quonde (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Missed break, towards rear, switched left 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression on front pair towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Steps (9-8) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gs in May.
Red Baron (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Led until halfway, chased leader until ridden approaching final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Silvanus (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.