It'll be no surprise if MILLENNIUM STAR proves good enough on her belated debut. She cost 210,000gns, is a half-sister to nine winners including a trio of Group winners and her stable has a good strike rate at this track. Viva Diva made a promising debut at Nottingham when beaten only a couple of lengths and she's just preferred to Cape Rising, who improved last time to finish third at Hamilton. Elfaaten has a bit to find despite a better effort at Sandown in May but still makes more appeal than any of the remainder.
Jacob Mccandles 33-1 (9-7) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Thubiaan (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Cape Rising (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Mungo Park (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Colliers Castle (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, driven over 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd over 1f out, 5th of 11, 19l behind Barney Cool (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Snare 150-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 25l behind Iulus (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Afrikaans (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Always in rear, last of 8, 33l behind Thubiaan (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Elfaaten (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Tanfeeth (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Manager Mick (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 18l behind Doctor Zhivago (9-10) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs in Jul.
Tourtiere 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Circle Of Angels (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Millennium Star (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Diamonaka.
Viva Diva 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, shaken up and kept on steadily, never nearer, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Jiwen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.