Sharaarah's win on the Fibresand at Southwell last month was much better form than she's shown elsewhere and she was a big disappointment at Leicester recently. Funding Deficit won a maiden at Beverley last time and Satsuma's earlier efforts at Chester and Thirsk look superior form. Rangooned has been well beaten since scoring over track and trip in April so it could pay to stick with the progressive LEXINGTON PLACE. He recorded a hat-trick when successful at Hamilton last Saturday and a penalty may not be enough to prevent David O'Meara's charge from going in again.
Sharaarah (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) In touch, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 8, well behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Satsuma 20-1 (9-7) In touch and keen, tracked leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 9l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lexington Place 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged inside final 2f, driven to lead inside final furlong, ridden and kept on towards finish, won at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Salvatore Fury (9-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf beating Meeting In Paris (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Rangooned 9-1 (9-0) Awakwardly away, always in rear, 7th of 8, 7l behind Jofranka (9-2) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lady Poppy 20-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Jofranka (9-2) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.