Marmoom was beaten when odds-on at Doncaster last week and this is no easier. Moonvoy could figure if forgiven a poor effort at Redcar as she went close over the Rowley mile here on her debut. But CLOUD NINE may be the answer to this as she was beaten only a head at Newcastle with the third-placed horse a street behind and makes more appeal than Lockhart and Venturous Spirit. The latter's stablemate and newcomer Gharaaneej cost 340,000gns and is a newcomer to note along with Crysdal.
Lockhart (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Man Of Music Piccolo colt out of Blue Goddess.
Marmoom 10-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, 2nd before halfway, led just over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Secret Hint (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gd.
Purple Lane (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside to chase leaders 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, no extra inside final fiurlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Western Hymn (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Cloud Line 3-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 8, hd behind Free Rein (8-12) at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Crysdal Dalakhani filly out of Crystal Music.
Gharaaneej (IRE) Pivotal filly out of Neverletme Go.
Gracefilly 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 24l behind Aertex (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Moonvoy 4-9fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, travelling well enough over 2f out, ridden 2f out, found little and weakened final furlong, 4th of 15, 11l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Quaintrelle (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Extravagance.
Sybilicious 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt in touch towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 15l behind Kaab (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Venturous Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, disputing 2nd over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Principle Equation (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.