ABIDHABIDUBAI won a claimer at Redcar earlier this month and is clearly the pick on official ratings. She should have the edge on Barista at these weights though the latter would be a major threat if there is any more rain. Fly By White has been beaten in a couple of sellers while Sky Diamond appears best on the all-weather Deep Applause landed a handicap here last week but has a mountain to climb at the ratings and Adlington looks to have the better chance as he's been competing at a higher level.
Aquilifer (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 50l behind Abidhabidubai (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gd.
Barista (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked winner until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind West End Lad (9-10) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Deep Applause 15-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, driven and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Syncopated Lady (8-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Adlington 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Dubawi Dancer (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Keen tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Pearl Opera (8-6) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Abidhabidubai 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gd beating Old English (8-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Ivy And Gold 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, early reminders in rear, effort halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 20l behind Edgware Road (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Fly By White (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, pulled hard, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Quite A Catch (8-8) at Leicester 1m 3yo sll (6) gd in Jul.