Sweet Gale is in a decent vein of form of late and Artistic License looks much improved recently but it is MANGO MUSIC who gets the verdict. The Mick Quinn trained mare was the winner of a fillies' handicap when last seen and remains well treated. She is still 4lb below her highest ever winning mark and scored three times this time last year so appears to be one to keep on side with. Sweet Gale is in great heart recently. She was chasing a hat-trick when last seen but ended up losing out to an above-average type for the level. A similar result is expected for the mare today but any market movement would be of interest. Mick Channon's Artistic License has looked good so far this month recording a win just two starts ago and a decent effort in third last time. A place in the minors is expected of her but she has struggled since been raised in the weights. Sioux Rising was a winner over course and distance last time but she may struggle on this her handicap debut so for us Mango Music looks set to complete a double.
Artistic License (IRE) 4-1fav (10-2) In touch, pushed along 2f out, effort when switched left entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind River Kirov (9-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Loch Jipp (USA) 50-1 (8-4) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 22l behind Battle Paint (8-13) at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Mango Music 11-10fav (10-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 6f (5) gd beating Catalan Bay (10-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
All The Nines (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden along halfway, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Red Cape (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Street Power (9-2) at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) pol.
Bobbie Soxer (IRE) 11-8fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mabait (8-13) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Avertor (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mey Blossom 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind White Deer (10-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
On Offer (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Behind, soon chased along, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind White Shift (8-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.