The night of sprints concludes with Scommettitrice seeking a four-timer in less than a month. It goes without saying that she's in high form and may well oblige again but seems sure to start at prohibitive odds and JUST FOR MARY is a value alternative. The Loughnane gelding has been performing solidly in fair northern handicap company, is a C&D winner and has no ground issues. A latest effort when a staying-on Doncaster third to Sir Geoffrey was a good performance too. Spic 'n Span has done most of his winning on Fibresand but he's in good form at present and receives a healthy weight allowance all round.
Just For Mary 12-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest at finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Crazy Too (IRE) 85-40 (8-12) Towards rear and outpaced, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Exceedance (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
My Meteor 3-1fav (9-6) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, ran on closing stages, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, hd behind Namir (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft beating Pharoh Jake (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Steel Rain 5-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, kept on one pace entering final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Spic 'n Span 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Just Like Heaven (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.