This is a wide-open handicap where last time out winner ALLFORMARY looks just the call ahead of Moon Lightning and Barbarian. At first glance the pick's five pound mark rise for a narrow but good looking victory last time seems steep but we have to take into account that was her first run back on properly soft ground since her winning debut. She's also unexposed enough to improve and she has terms in his favour to reaffirm her form over leading rival Mohawk Ridge. Moon Lightning could be really well weighted now and his best performance to date came under this weight when placed in a York apprentices' race. Barbarian has run well in defeat a few times under this load and likes this ground so is another for the list as is Fortunate Bid, who is more competitively treated with two pounds removed from his back. This is by no means easy and Allformary just has most in her favour.
Barbarian 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, one pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 7l behind Implication (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Wovoka (9-8) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gf in Aug.
Allformary 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 2f out, held on well towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Sampower Rose (8-8) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Avoir Choisi (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led to 7f out, chased leader, driven and no impression 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out and soon weakened, 6th of 11, 10l behind Action Impact (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Northern Acres 50-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, 10th of 11, 20l behind Harbinger (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Athania (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Cheam Forever (9-4) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Moon Lightning (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway to go 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Vita Mia (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Bessie Lou (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, no danger after, 8th of 9, 10l behind Veroon (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mohawk Ridge 10-3 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 7l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Whotsit (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 9, 39l behind Potentiale (11-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effor tover 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Digger Derek (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 12, 16l behind Valid Point (8-2) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Pokfulham (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Behind, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind Future Gem (9-0) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Hey Up Dad 11-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 14, 11l behind Rossini's Dancer (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd.