MEAN IT was quietly fancied on last month's racecourse debut over C&D and he ran a big race when just failing to catch Kaafel with the re-opposing One For The Girls well beaten. Tom Tate's charge should open his account here with normal improvement and is the one to beat. Sunnybridge Boy also went close on his introduction at Doncaster but that was over a year ago and he's changed stable's since. He'll figure if retaining his ability while Madame Blavatsky ran well when runner-up on her debut on the Flat last month and is preferred to Daffyd and Native Eight on that evidence.
Gavi 50-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 21l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Maska Pony (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, led before last, kept on well, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Jun '11 beating The Strawberry One (11-8) by 1l, 11 ran.
Smirfys Emerald (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, rear, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Oasis Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '10.
Madame Blavatsky (FR) 33-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, chased winner final furlong, stayed on well, always well held, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Supreme Luxury (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Daffyd 9-2 (9-3) Always towards rear, lost touch halfway, tailed off, 12th of 13, 30l behind Cheworee (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Legal Pursuit 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 10, 39l behind Maria's Choice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mean It (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Kaafel (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Native Eight (USA) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders until ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Guarantee (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
One For The Girls 33-1 (9-2) Held up behind in touch, 4th and ridden 3f out, soon no chance with leaders, stayed on to moderate 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Kaafel (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Scarborough Rock 100-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 27l behind Nine Realms (9-3) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on, always held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Pearl Charm (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun '11.
Tenacity Passing Glance gelding out of Wigman Lady.
My Stroppy Poppy Multiplex filly out of Aspen Ridge.
Thats Molly (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 8l behind Macchiara (8-12) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) sft.