BETTER CHANCE is returned to Turf having failed to act on Lingfield's Polytrack but while a reproduction of her debut at Doncaster should suffice she will be priced accordingly. Abbotsfield was rated just 55 prior to her run in a Redcar maiden, though that contest has been boosted by the subsequent victory of the second. Aphrilis sold for just 800 guineas at auction but she suggested herself capable of picking up a small race when finishing second to a 74-rated performer in a maiden at Thirsk. Cash Is King showed initial promise for Richard Fahey but neither Nick Littmoden nor Jonjo O'Neill were able to find the key to him and he makes a debut for Bob Johnson tonight. Nonagon makes a belated seasonal return for Wilf Storey having raced previously for Noel Quinlan.
Cash Is King 12-1 (9-3) Reared start and missed break, in rear, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 8, 7l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-3) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Abbotsfield (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and lead briefly over 2f out, chased winner, every chance well inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Ribblehead (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Nonagon 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind Sleepy Joe (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr '13.
Patron of Explores (USA) 100-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 15, 9l behind Choc'a'moca (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Aphrilis (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Pushed away from stalls, soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Royal Connoisseur (9-5) at Thirsk 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft.
Better Chance (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Half Way (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Katies Joy (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Fractious before start, chased leaders, outpaced when edged right towards far side rail 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 28l behind Ridge Ranger (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Llandanwg 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Ridge Ranger (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.