TRUE PLEASURE can win again before the handicapper has his say. She's won twice here recently and also score at Ayr last month. Raised only 3lb since her latest course and distance victory, James Bethell's mare is still getting 8lb from Absent Amy who came up short in her hat-trick bid at Yarmouth after a couple of wins on the Polytrack. Slim Chance and My New Angel are both struggling to get their heads in front while First Class Favour appears to have lost the plot and is best watched until showing signs of a revival. Indian Giver was well behind the selection on her belated reappearance, but should improve for the run.
Absent Amy (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, stayed on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Jonnie Skull (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Slim Chance (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 15, 9l behind Party Royal (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
My New Angel (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Imaginary World (9-3) at Southwell 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
Indian Giver 20-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind True Pleasure (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
True Pleasure (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Moral Issue (9-1) by nk, 9 ran.
First Class Favour (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Dream Walker (8-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Miss Matiz 66-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 3f out, soon behind, 8th of 10, 20l behind Imaginary World (9-0) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.