Mandy The Nag almost certainly needed her reappearance run but others do appeal as better treated, notably MARACUJA. Still a maiden for Mark Johnston, the filly has gone close to getting off the mark the last twice and a repeat of her latest career-best effort behind the useful Cossetted in Class 3 company at Chester would suffice. With only seven starts to her name, there should be more to come from the daughter of Medicean and she can go on to better things in the future. Itsnowcato was well backed to score at Hamilton on Saturday evening but Ed Walker's charge was no match for Never Forever. Nevertheless, it was a respectable effort and he'll certainly need to be considered if turning up here with Daniel Tudhope a good booking.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Went right start, always behind, 6th of 7, 12l behind Lulu The Zulu (9-2) at Chester 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Woodstock (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Gold Chain (8-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Royal Straight 50-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, held close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Aleksandar (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Maracuja 4-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cosseted (9-13) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Itsnowcato 7-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, left clear 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Never Forever (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Spavento (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Ridden from stalls and soon disputing lead, pushed along over 3f out, 4th and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 13l behind Ejadah (9-5) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Action Master 10-1 (9-2) Settled in rear of mid-division well off pace, some headway approaching straight and 9th 2f out, no impression over 1f out and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 18l behind Fisher Bridge (8-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Thorntoun Care 12-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up, ran slightly wide on bend 4f out, outpaced final 3f, went 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Mowhoob (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.