Polski Max is not easily dismissed dropped in class but The Sixties' best efforts have come with cut in the ground. It was also soft going when Penny Garcia scored at Ripon last time but Dream Maker is steadily improving and makes more appeal than both Starlight Angel and Sylvia Pankhurst. BLUE CLUMBER's length defeat in the Hilary Needler at Beverley back in May is good enough form to land this and, given she's racing under similar conditions for the first time since, Shaun Harris' filly gets the nod.
Polski Max 7-2 (9-4) Disputed lead until driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Royal Rascal (8-13) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
The Sixties 13-8fav (9-3) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd 2f out, 3rd and one pace when not much room on rails entering final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong but never going pace of winner, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Rafale (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jul.
Blue Clumber 12-1 (9-0) Led until headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Simply Shining (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jul.
Starlight Angel (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on to challenge for 3rd when carried left inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 4th of 6, 11l behind Dominate (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Penny Garcia 3-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, led again post, won at Ripon 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Jul beating Bondesire (8-4) by ns, 10 ran.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Redressthebalance (8-11) at Ascot 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Dream Maker 7-2 (8-9) Led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Danz Choice (8-11) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.