A watch the market race with IL FORNO setting the standard for Tatawor and Sunrise Lyric to aim at. A rating of 70 appears to be a little heavy for what he has achieved in his career so far but those form lines have obtained against much stronger opposition and with a notable lack of opposition on paper, Il Forno has earnt himself one more drink in the last chance saloon. Tatawor has been beaten in plating company. He can ill afford the slow starts that have accompanied his recent displays. Sunrise Lyric carries the colours of handler, Paul Cole. The second racecourse appearance was better than the first although we are surprised that the drop in trip has been considered. Posy Fossil was well beaten on her nursery debut. Dreamacha is a half-sister to Squadron so the breeding suggests that she will find this trip to be substantially on the sharp side. A modest contest where Il Forno is put up with the minimum of confidence.
Il Forno 3-1 (8-12) Dwelt and bumped start, behind, came wide into straight, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach front pair, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Texas Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Neville's Cross (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Outpaced and always in rear, last of 7, 21l behind Best Trip (8-11) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Super Yellow 20-1 (9-3) Mainly in rear, 10th of 12, 18l behind Bronze Prince (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tatawor (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Ceto 100-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Fivefold (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dreamacha Oasis Dream filly out of Machaera.
Posy Fossil (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Mirabella (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Sunrise Lyric (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Burghley (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.