ISHI HONEST has been competing in conditions races against better horses than these of late and, back over her winning trip, Mark Usher's filly can take care of today's rivals and get her head in front once again. Barracuda Boy scored on his handicap debut at Bath on Thursday and should go well again despite a penalty but Mandy Lexi keeps finding at least one too good and did so again at Chester last week when runner-up to Boom And Bloom with the re-opposing Mille N Aire three lengths behind. Lucy Bee opened her account in testing ground over C&D last Saturday but will need another step forward in this company and the same comment applies to Bentleysoysterboy.
Ishi Honest 8-1 (7-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway on inner over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Cruck Realta (7-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (3) gf.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 2-1 (8-8) Went right start, led, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 4, hd behind Boom And Bloom (8-8) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Tharawal Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Hampered start, in rear, outpaced when hung left over 2f out, lost touch and eased final furlong, last of 11, 30l behind Jadanna (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in May.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Indian Affair (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bentleysoysterboy (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt keen early, in touch in rear, headway to track leading pair halfway, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Dashing David (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Millie N Aire 6-1 (8-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost 2nd place, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Boom And Bloom (8-8) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Lucy Bee 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy beating Twilight Pearl (8-6) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mace The Ace 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, last of 12, 22l behind Satsuma (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in May.