Betty Fontaine was relatively unfancied when overturning hotpot Toffee Tart on debut at Bath and should be open to further improvement. Misty Conquest confirmed earlier promise when getting off the mark over this trip at Newmarket and can continue on an upward curve but CASPAR NETSCHER created a favourable impression when scoring at Beverley, having overcome trouble in running. The third has already franked the form and Alan McCabe's colt, who'll be suited by the extra furlong, can follow up here with newcomer Red Duke likely to need the experience.
Caspar Netscher 10-3 (9-3) Mid-division on inner, not much room 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Last Bid (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Only Orsenfoolsies 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Brocklebank (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gd.
Red Duke (USA) Hard Spun colt out of Saudia.
Betty Fontaine (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) In touch on inside, switched right to outside inside final 2f, strong run to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) fm beating Toffee Tart (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Misty Conquest (IRE) 11-10fav (7-13) Made all, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Pride And Joy (9-1) by 4l, 8 ran.