NELLIE ELLIS is in off a light weight and whilst her run at Carlisle has to go down as a disappointment, the filly does have excuses on the soft going and could return to form at a track where she has won twice already. Krypton Factor won a Sandown nursery in decent style before showing nothing at Redcar next time around. The handicapper has not sought to drop him in the weights for that effort. Defence Council is a good looker who has struggled in better opposition and has been handicapped accordingly. Volcanic Dust was not totally disgraced at Kempton last time out and has to be of some interest given that she has been sent up from the Ed Dunlop stable. Ballinargh Girl is watched in the market having landed a gamble at Hamilton.
Major Muscari (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Led 1f remained prominent, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 7l behind Fight The Chance (9-1) at Chester 6f 2yo stks (2) gs.
Krypton Factor 13-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Talley Close (8-11) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Defence Council (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind First Class Favour (8-10) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
First Class Favour (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Pressed leaders, ridden and every chance well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 12l behind Puddle Duck (8-8) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Ballinargh Girl (IRE) 11-4fav (8-1) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Dingle View (8-10) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gs.
Master Macho (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, pushed along halfway, driven and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Jameela Girl (8-11) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nellie Ellis (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Indian Ballad (9-5) at Carlisle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Keen in touch, effort on inside over 1f out, edged left 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Fifth Ave (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.