Lady Frances failed to figure in a Class 2 sprint at Newmarket last week but had won at Catterick before that, though is 6lb higher today. Carlisle winner Gran Canaria Queen went close again last time when second to the in-form See The Storm at Redcar. Ruby's Day is back on a winning mark but never threatened in this grade at Pontefract during the week while both Jamesbo's Girl and Alexandrakollontai step up in class having won their latest starts. MILLY'S SECRET won off today's mark over track and trip last season and, with a recent comeback at the track under her belt, it's Ann Duffield's filly that gets the vote.
Lady Frances 16-1 (8-4) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Gran Canaria Queen 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 17, nk behind See The Storm (8-10) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Ruby's Day 10-1 (9-0) Led, riden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Compton Park (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Augusta Ada 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, not clear run on inside and switched right over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 5l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Jamesbo's Girl 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Bajan Bear (9-11) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Midfield, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Carlisle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Sugar Town (8-8) by 3l, 7 ran.
Milly's Secret (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Fast Finian (9-2) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Midnight Dynamo 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Off the pace in 6th, pushed along and struggling halfway, never on terms, 8th of 9, 10l behind Silvanus (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.