It was soft ground when Alexandrakollontai scored over 6f at Ayr last week. He should go well again under a penalty though TRUE PLEASURE could prove a safer bet over today's trip. The latter went close in a higher grade race over a mile last time and also makes more appeal than the other recent 6f winners Mercers Row and Lees Anthem. Orwellian has a bit to find with the latter on latest running while the likes of Polish World and Broctune Papa Gio have yet to win in soft ground.
Broctune Papa Gio 9-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) gf.
Polish World (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind King Bertie (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Beckermet (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Keep It Dark (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mercers Row 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep beating Ad Vitam (8-8) by 1l, 13 ran.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Little Jimmy Odsox (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Blue Maisey 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Royal Holiday (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Hidden Talent 5-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, weakened well over 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Zero Game (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
True Pleasure (IRE) 18-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) sft.
Orwellian 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Bassett Road (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Pulled hard and prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Diamondhead (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lees Anthem 13-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep beating Verus Delicia (9-5) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Liliargh (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Took keen hold and always in rear, last of 7, 13l behind Aryizad (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in Sep.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside 6f out, challenged 4f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cheers Buddy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.