Short N Sweet made a very encouraging debut in a strong maiden at York and was well supported to go one better at Nottingham. However, she flopped badly enough for the stewards to hold an enquiry and that cannot have been her true form. LATCH ONTO BLUE wasn't beaten far in fourth on his debut at Doncaster then ran into a Hannon-trained hotpot at Windsor. He'll probably improve again and gets the vote. Monksford Lady made a fair start over 6f at Carlisle and should make progress but Bahango and Poolstock will need to find more.
Bahango (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Doc Charm (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Latch Onto Blue 4-1 (9-5) Chased clear leading pair, pushed along halfeway, edged left and outpaced 2f out, kept on again inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Sunset Sail (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Poolstock 6-1 (9-2) Led narrowly, driven and headed over 1f out, lost place entering final furlong, gradually weakened, 5th of 7, 10l behind Steve Prescott (9-5) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Monksford Lady 16-1 (8-10) Raced wide held up, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Fugleman (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Short N Sweet 15-8 (9-0) Led narrowly, driven 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 15l behind Al Gomry (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.