Not a race to linger too long over and POSITIVITY is picked ahead of Liberty Trail and Carnival Dream. Granted, Bryan Smart's charge has regressed somewhat since a juvenile campaign but she has at least shown an aptitude for the surface and could go off at a decent price. Liberty Trail has a major chance on figures. Whether he acts on the surface is another matter entirely. Carnival Dream ran up to her best in a plating contest at Newcastle and is likely to race prominently again. Arjemis kept on to be a fair second in a weak Newcastle handicap. Catchpenny is noted in the market on debut whilst Our Girl Ally is exposed as moderate. Positivity is selected.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Imperial Sword (9-7) at Ayr 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Carnival Dream 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Darcey (8-7) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Arjemis 18-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway halfway, stayed on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Igoyougo (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Catchpenny Piccolo filly out of Noble Penny.
Our Girl Ally (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Helieorbea (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Positivity 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind First Blade (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.