MANDY LEXI has plenty going for her in this opener. Bryan Smart does well with his sprinters and his charge made a fine start when inched out on her racecourse debut by Fat Gary at the Chester Cup meeting. Conditions are going to be at the other end of the spectrum now but course experience is a valuable attribute around here and she can go one better in receipt of the fillies' allowance. Odooj looks an interesting newcomer for the Haggas team and the market should indicate stable expectations first time up while Skytrain can be expected to progress significantly from an ordinary York debut as he hails from a yard whose juveniles frequently improve greatly for their initial experience.
Odooj (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Shabiba.
Skytrain 12-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, led again over 3f out until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 16l behind Funk Soul Brother (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Tyson The Byson 66-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 18, 28l behind Reckless Abandon (8-13) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Dream Maker Bahamian Bounty filly out of Pointed Arch.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged right and ran on inside final furlong, gaining on winner near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Fat Gary (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Sojoum Sixties Icon filly out of Natalie Jay.