Malachim Mist appeared to make heavy weather of landing a straightforward Doncaster opportunity last time and perhaps has not progressed as much as expected since scoring at Goodwood. This will be a better gauge of his rate of improvement though he carries topweight and DUTCH COURAGE makes greater appeal. She had no problem in seeing out the trip at Pontefract over 6f last time so this extra furlong should not be a concern. She had previously been the only one to threaten Corncockle in a maiden on the Rowley Mile course and is clearly improving with each outing. Razor Quest and Tableforten were second and third behind Ligeia last time and will need to improve so Al Baz, an easy Redcar maiden winner last time, looks next best.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 1-3fav (9-5) Held up in rear and in touch, pushed along to chase leader over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun beating Lady Frances (9-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
Dutch Courage 13-8 (9-0) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, driven out, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jun beating Augusta Ada (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Al Baz 7-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden and hung left over 1f out, coon clear, unchallenged, won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating George The First (9-5) by 5l, 7 ran.
Razor Quest 6-1 (9-2) Went left start, soon pushed along chasing leading pair on inside, driven and headway between horses to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Ligeia (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jun.
Tableforten 11-4 (9-2) Chased winner, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, plugged on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Ligeia (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jun.