IRIS BLUE clearly isn't one of John Gosden's stable stars but she showed a bit more on her latest start over C&D and is eased in grade today. Pivotal offspring tend to improve with racing and this should be within her range. Somethingboutmary was clearly out of her depth in a Listed race at York after scraping home on debut at Southwell and should do better back on the all-weather while Moonlit Dancer has hinted at ability on the Polytrack and can't be discounted at the weights.
Borough Boy (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Soon in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 8l behind Just Charlie (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Somethingboutmary 14-1 (8-12) Went right start, towards rear, ridden 3f out, hung left over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 13l behind Ceiling Kitty (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Meet Me Halfway 66-1 (9-0) Soon in mid-division, pushed along 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Califante (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jul.
Iris Blue 14-1 (9-0) Led early, held up in touch, not much room on inside over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind City Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Moonlit Dancer (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 5l behind Ovett (8-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Persian Marvel (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Tobacco Road (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Annie Besant 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, no impression from over 1f out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Dance With Dragons (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.