MADRASA was repeatedly denied a run when well backed at Doncaster three weeks ago. He's been raised a pound but is fractionally better off with Amir Pasha than when just behind Micky Hammond's charge in a blanket finish over course and distance earlier and deserves a change of luck. Sally Friday has gone up 8lb for last month's victory over track and trip but could improve again now she's got her head in front and Maska Pony will probably be staying on when others have cried enough, though would appreciate an easier surface.
Madrasa (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Mr Snoozy (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Brunello 20-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 9l behind Big Time Billy (8-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sally Friday (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Mid-division in touch, smooth headway to lead 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Looks Like Rain (9-7) by 6l, 8 ran.
Sheila's Castle 12-1 (8-2) Behind until some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 9l behind Miss Macnamara (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Maska Pony (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 11-2 (8-7) Stumbled start, soon prominent, led after 2f, joined halfway, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Miss Macnamara (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tenacity 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders until outpaced and lost place over 3f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 14, 8l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-13) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Joyful Motive 50-1 (8-1) Soon towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, virtually pulled up over 1f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, 40l behind De Rigueur (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Ferney Boy 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 22l behind Petella (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Wesleydale (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 17l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nippy Nikki 66-1 (8-9) Led until over 9f out, lost place over 5f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 9, 26l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.