Storma Norma comes out best of those alloted an official rating but she's been beaten out of sight of late. Tarquin and Dutiful Son make their belated seasonal debuts with the latter worth noting in the betting while Graceful Act finished closer in soft ground at Newcastle last week and Penny Stock looks a likely improver after a debut third at Hamilton. But a tentative vote goes the way of YARN, a losing favourite in both starts so far but given another chance in what looks an easier task today.
Brother Tiger 100-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 13l behind Biba Diva (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep '11.
Tarquin (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ashpan Sam (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep '11.
Tasrih (USA) Hard Spun gelding out of Rare Gift.
Chessfield Park 11-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 8l behind Hi Filwah (9-5) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gs.
Dutiful Son (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Ribaat (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug '12.
Swift Code (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 8th of 9, 19l behind Edith Anne (9-5) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 8l behind John Coffey (9-6) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Cataria Girl (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, edged left and no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Paradise Watch (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Dolly Diva 14-1 (8-10) Behind, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 7l behind Irish Boy (9-11) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) fm in Jul.
Graceful Act 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd final strides, no threat to winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Lothair (10-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Dinkie 12-1 (8-12) Behind, under pressure halfway, never dangerous, last of 10, 17l behind Flighty Clarets (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul '12.
Kalani's Diamond Kalani Bay filly out of Cryptonite Diamond.
Lichen Angel 10-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Amelia Jay (8-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Mon Chic 80-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Be Lucky (9-0) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Penny Stock 2-1fav (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, with leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Baron Run (8-12) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Storma Norma 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, lost place 4f out, never on terms after, last of 10, well behind Quintet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Yarn 13-8fav (9-0) Pulled hard tracking leaders, every chance well over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Sherzam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.