MEDICI DANCER just failed to catch an odds-on favourite in testing ground at Newcastle last time. The third-placed horse was beaten a distance and Tim Easterby's filly looks to have leading claims under today's conditions. Jockey bookings suggests she's preferred to her stablemates though Faffa finished a length ahead of Accelerant, the best of Kevin Ryan's three entries, at York earlier this month. Divine Reward looks a threat on his debut third at Salisbury and Art Storm is worth a second glance in the betting on his first start.
Accelerant (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leader, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Shrimpton (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Wotalad Bertolini gelding out of Cosmic Song.
Art Storm (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Tohama.
Divine Reward (USA) 100-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced and pushed along in rear, headway on rails over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, kept on to 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Breton Rock (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) sft.
Faffa 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, ridden and no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 7l behind Shrimpton (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Yorkshireman (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced and pushed along off the pace, ridden and some headway 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 8l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.
Cool And Clear (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Palladius (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Sep.
Haarmonic 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear and pushed along, never dangerous, last of 9, 20l behind Palladius (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Sep.
Dewi Chinta (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division and pushed along, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 15l behind Silkelly (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Dilady 9-1 (8-10) Went right and bumped start, raced near side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 9l behind Eminently (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Medici Dancer 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along over 3f out, led narrowly approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Danat Al Atheer (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo stks (4) hvy.
Duchess Of Dreams Royal Applause filly out of Wood Chorus.
Silvala Dance 66-1 (9-0) Chased leader, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Lady Nouf (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs.